The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) helps people of all ages who have Medicare coverage or will soon be eligible for Medicare with health insurance issues such as:

  • Medicare Supplements
  • Medicare Savings Programs
  • Medicaid
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Health Insurance Plan Comparisons
  • Billing and Claims
  • Rights and Protections
  • Long-term Care options

During the Medicare Open Enrollment period (October through December), Certified SHIP Counselors and Volunteers conduct free health plan comparisons and enroll individuals in the health plan of their choice.

SHIP counselors and volunteers work year round to help beneficiaries with their Medicare issues. They are also available to give educational presentations on Medicare and other related insurance coverage topics.

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Free Medicare Open Enrollment Events


Blount County
October 23, 2019
Oneonta Senior Center 9:00-12:30
101 1st Ave East, Oneonta, AL 35121
November 15, 2019 Blountsville Library 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
65 Chestnut Street, Blountsville, AL 35031
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Chilton County
October 16, 2019
Cobblestone Village 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
35 Cobblestone Drive, Clanton, AL 35045
November 19, 2019 St. Vincent’s Chilton 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2030 Lay Dam Rd., Clanton, AL 35045
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Shelby County
October 17, 2019
M4A 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
209 Cloverdale Circle, Alabaster, AL 35007
October 22, 2019 Alabaster Senior Center 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1097 7th St. SW, Alabaster, AL 35007
November 5, 2019 North Shelby Library 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
5521 Cahaba Valley Rd., Birmingham, AL 35242
November 21, 2019 Columbiana Senior Center 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
93 Washington Street, Columbiana, AL 35051
December 3, 2019 M4A 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
209 Cloverdale Circle, Alabaster, AL 35007
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St. Clair County
October 24, 2019
Doris Stanley Memorial (Moody) Library 9:00-12:30
300 Bookmark Circle, Moody, AL 35004
November 13, 2019 Steele Community Center 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
91 Hillview Street Steele, AL 35987
November 14, 2019 Northside Medical Home 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
74 Plaza Drive, Pell City 35125
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Walker County
October 30, 2019
Carbon Hill Senior Center 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
316 N.E. 6th Street, Carbon Hill, AL 35549
November 6, 2019 Jasper Senior Activity Center 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
800 14th Ave W, Jasper, AL 35501
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