SHIP Facts for Nevada

The Nevada SHIP program was originally located within the Nevada Division of Insurance and officially became a part of the Aging and Disability Services Division in 1992.   Since that time, the program has seen a steady increase.  In fact, in the last five years alone, SHIP has seen a 58.5% increase in client contacts.  More Nevada SHIP Facts are available here.

In past years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a state profile for each SHIP program which includes program highlights and best practices.  Nevada's most current Profile can be downloaded here.

 
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Nevada SHIP Highlights

Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 - December 7

Medicare beneficiaries across the country have the opportunity to make changes to their coverage during the annual Open Enrollment period, which starts Thursday, October 15 and runs through December 7.  As individual health needs change and as health care insurance providers may change their benefits and costs each year, it is important for beneficiaries to review their Medicare choices each fall during the annual open enrollment period. 

Nevada SHIP assists Medicare beneficiaries navigate these changes. At no cost to beneficiaries, SHIP's certified counselors and volunteers can help with:

  • Comparing health care plans using the Medicare.gov website.
  • Filing disputes or questions regarding summary notices received from Medicare.
  • Applying for programs that help those with limited income pay for their prescription medication costs.
  • Reviewing individuals' current Medicare coverage to make sure it meets their needs. 

To schedule an appointment for one-on-one help from a local Nevada SHIP, call:

  • Northern Nevada: 877-385-2345
  • Southern Nevada: 800-307-4444

Download the full press release here.

SHIP and other ADSD Programs Volunteers receive recognition.

Congratulations to the Aging and Disability Services Division's Volunteer Programs on being the recipient of the award for Nonprofit/Community Volunteer Program category at the Governor's 2015 Points of Lights Awards Ceremony held October 8th, 2015.  The Point of Lights Awards is Nevada's most prestigious award recognizing volunteerism in our state.  Congratulations are extended to our partners and the many volunteers who serve our community in four volunteer programs:

  • Long-term Care Ombudsman Volunteer program
  • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), and
  • Special Projects which includes MIPPA, CAREPRO and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. 

We are delighted to have received this honor and are so very thankful to all of the volunteers who help make our program such a huge success!


Do you need more information about Medicare?

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The Medicare and You booklet is published each year by CMS.  This official government publication includes a summary of Medicare benefits, answers to frequently asked questions and information about your rights and responsibilities.  Click on the image to the left to access the newest edition of  Medicare and You.

 

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