Indiana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine


311 W. Washington St., Suite 300Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free & unbiased counseling program provided by the Indiana Department of Insurance for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. We are part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs located in every state. SHIP provides health insurance counseling for people with Medicare. All of our services are free.


SHIP is a satisfying volunteer opportunity for hundreds of people across Indiana.

SHIP provides services through many channels: seminars, local community training, one-on-one counseling, public speaking, publications, videos and more. Volunteers are the key to the program’s success.

SHIP volunteers are called on to assist with questions on Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicaid, employer benefit plans, managed care plans, long-term care, help pay for prescriptions and more.

Counseling can include an analysis of insurance needs, side-by-side policy comparisons, help with filing claims, and appeals or filling out applications for assistance.


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