Phone Number 410-313-7392
SHIP – State Health Insurance Assistance Program
Howard County SHIP helps people with Medicare, their families and caregivers understand and navigate Medicare through one on one appointments by phone and public education presentations.
Whether you are new to Medicare or have had it for some time, our trained staff and Certified Medicare Counselors provide free, unbiased assistance for questions or concerns such as:
§ What Medicare covers
§ Prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage/health plans, Medigap policies
§ Billing, claims, denials and appeals
§ Programs that help with Medicare costs
SHIP is currently offering educational Medicare presentations remotely via WebEx. Click on the “Schedule of Upcoming Medicare Presentations” link for our upcoming schedule.
Call SHIP at 410-313-7392 for help with Medicare or to register for presentations.
COVID Related Updates to Medicare
Medicare & Coronavirus
https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/ - Scroll down to “Getting Help from Social Security” to get more information on Social Security services and accessibility during COVID.
Enrolling in Medicare during COVID
Enrollment in Medicare is done through the Social Security Administration’s website or by contacting a Social Security representative. The SHIP office cannot facilitate Medicare enrollment. You can call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or go to https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/.
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