Questions and answers

What is the ship Medicare program?

What is the ship Medicare program?

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) provides free, confidential one-on-one counseling, education, and assistance to individuals and their families on Medicare, Long-Term Care insurance, other health insurance related issues, and planning ahead for Long-Term Care needs.

How can I get help with Medicare decisions?

Visit or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 or TTY 1-877-486-2048). Review the “Deciding Whether to Enroll in Medicare Part A and Part B When You Turn 65” fact sheet to help you make these decisions.

What is the number for ship?

On the website you can search by county to locate a SHIP sites. If your county is not listed, then a site is not yet available where you live. You can select another county near you, or you can call the central office at 1-800-452-4800 for assistance.

How do I apply for Medicare in Indiana?

How do I enroll? You apply for Medicare with the Social Security Administration. Contact the Social Security Administration in the way that is most convenient for you. Call Social Security at a toll-free number (800) 772-1213 to schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office – in person or over phone.

Who is eligible for ship?

All small rural hospitals located in the U.S. and the territories, including faith-based and tribal organizations, are eligible to apply through their State Office of Rural Health (SORH). SHIP-eligible hospitals are acute care hospitals with 49 beds or less.

Who can help me with Medicare decisions?

Call 1-800-MEDICARE For questions about your claims or other personal Medicare information, log into (or create) your secure Medicare account, or call us at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048.

Is Medicare private or federal?

Medicare is a federal program. It is basically the same everywhere in the United States and is run by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, an agency of the federal government.

At what age do you get Medicare insurance?

age 65 or older
Generally, Medicare is available for people age 65 or older, younger people with disabilities and people with End Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Medicare has two parts, Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medicare Insurance).