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The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP/SMP) provides information and counseling on Medicare issues, including the unbiased assistance you need with comparisons for Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans during Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period, through Dec. 7. They can also provide screening for extra help with Medicare costs. Due to COVID-19 the Mt. Pleasant office is currently closed to the public, but assistance for beneficiaries is available by phone, mail, email or fax.

There are plans to restart the Welcome to Medicare -ABC’s of Medicare Class in the near future using the Facebook Live platform. Please go to the Facebook page, which can be found at South Central Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

The class is for those new to Medicare or anyone who has Medicare questions. Topics covered are: what is the difference between Medicare Part A and B? Do I wait until full retirement age before enrolling in Medicare? Should I sign up for Medicare if I am still working? How do I choose the best Part D plan? These are just a few of the topics covered.

For assistance with your Medicare questions, to be screened for extra help or to sign up for the ABC’s & D’s of Medicare class, call SHIP Toll Free: 1-877-801-0044 or (931) 379-2927, FAX (931) 379-2685 or email at <>.