Medicare decisions made simpler

“SHIP-State Health Insurance Assistance Program”

The SHIP Mission

To empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training, to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

10 Common Medicare Questions

How do I know which Medicare coverage is right for me?

How much does Medicare cost?

What if I work past age 65?

Is dental & vision a Medicare benefit?

What is the difference between Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage?

What is the difference between a Medicare Advantage HMO and a PPO?

Where can I get help paying for Medicare?

How does Medicare automatic renewal work?

What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

I am disabled, can I get Medicare?

As Medicare open enrollment approaches, we are committed to making sure Medicare beneficiaries are getting the best advice possible to make well informed decisions about supplemental programs, Medicare Savings Programs and the potential for Medicare fraud waste and abuse. If you are new to Medicare, struggling to make ends meet or suffering with increasing premiums and decreasing coverage-call us. The service is FREE and unbiased; we will not try to sell you anything. Call 970-765-3132; many questions can be handled on the phone.

If you know of a disabled or older adult who is struggling, please let them know about Region 10 Community Living Services. Call Amy Rowan at 970-765-3123

If you are interested in learning more about our programs or how you might assist with this important work, please contact Eva Veitch at 970-765-3127 or

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Eva Veitch