This program is Connecticut’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). It provides free information and assistance about current Medicare choices, Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap), Medicaid, Long-Term-Care Insurance, long-term-care options, prescription drug assistance and other related state and federal programs.

Each Area Agency on Aging is staffed with a CHOICES Coordinator who receives extensive training in health care issues. The coordinator provides written information and advise and when appropriate, refers consumers to a trained volunteer counselor, for additional assistance. Volunteers meet with older adults, other Medicare beneficiaries, and/or their families at various sites statewide.

Area Agencies on Aging provide general assessments of older persons who appear to be in need of resources and provide them with appropriate assistance.

For more information call 1-866-388-1888 or in Eastern CT call Senior Resources at 860-887-3561