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State Health Insurance Assistance Program

1-800-307-4444 or Las Vegas 486-3478

SHIP provides information, counseling and assistance to 
Medicare Beneficiaries in Nevada involving a statewide network of volunteers. 

SHIP Volunteers offer FREE one-on-one assistance and counseling with respect to many problems seniors encounter regarding Medicare, supplemental health insurance and long-term care options.  The Nevada Medicare SHIP Program provides services in the following areas:


Information on eligibility and benefits for Medicare programs including enrollment in a Part D, prescription drug benefit plan, general Medicare coverage and limitations. To enroll in Medicare contact the Social Security Administration.


Assistance with claims, requests for reconsiderations, and appeal processes for Medicare and Supplemental Insurance (Medigap).


Volunteer Counselors can help determine health insurance needs and provide unbiased information to assist the consumer in making informed decisions about their health and long-term care insurances.


Outreach information to seniors and their families through meetings, seminars, classes, health fairs, senior fairs and the media.


Referrals to other state and community services.  Anyone needing help with Medicaid eligibility should contact the Nevada State Division of Welfare and Supportive Services. For explanation of how poverty levels affect eligibility for many Federal public benefit programs, click here.

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit


Your next chance to sign up for a Medicare Part D plan is October 15 - December 7.
If you sign up, your prescription drug
coverage will begin the following January 1.
(Certain beneficiaries are eligible to enroll in a plan before November, call SHIP for more information.)

 Are you prepared? Are you eligible for extra assistance? Do you need it? What is it???

 Do you have other questions?

Don't wait! Contact SHIP now by phone, email or in-person!

SHIP volunteers are also available at counseling sites and senior fairs.

For local counseling information in your area, contact your local Senior Center or the toll-free statewide counseling number 1-800-307-4444.  

Counselors in Nevada are responding to over 1,000 phone calls every month from Medicare Beneficiaries, their families and friends.

Do you have a question for SHIP? Click here to send an email! A trained counselor will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Nevada Medicare SHIP Program began in July 1993 and currently serves the state with trained volunteer counselors available in all counties.
Nevada SHIP is funded through a federal grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS) and is administered by the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division.

Please contact us if you would like information on Nevada Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap)

800-307-4444 or 702-486-3478

 Email us by clicking here.

Last Updated: 01/07/2014

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