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The 2700-acre Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the nation's largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of old, sick or needy elephants who have been retired from zoos and circuses.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud PDF Print E-mail














One of the chief concerns of the aging population is covering the rising cost of health care.  Insurance and Medicare are fraught with red tape, confusing policies, and lots of paperwork.  Hospital and clinic billing systems are prone to error.  Navigating the health care system and making sure your charges are in order is difficult for anyone, but particularly so for seniors and the disabled.

The AAAD has two programs designed to assist our constituents with the difficulties of managing their Medicare.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, is a nationwide program that provides free and objective counseling to persons with questions or problems about Medicare and related insurance products. This includes Medicaid, the Medicare Part D prescription program, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplemental Insurance and long term care insurance.

SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud

The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) has changed the name of the program designated to help older Americans avoid unintended errors and detect deliberate abuses of the Medicare system. The program formerly known as the Senior Medicare Patrol Project (SMP) is now known as SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud. If you have questions or are interested in learning more about these programs call toll free:



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