State Health Insurance Assistance Program

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Trident AAA SHIP provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers with health and drug plans.

Trident AAA SHIP helps people with Medicare understand their benefits and make informed decisions about health care options.

Local assistance is available for health insurance related issues, including Medicare, prescription drug assistance, financial assistance programs.

You can speak to a Trident AAA SHIP counselor for Medicare assistance anytime Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Quick Facts:

  • Trident AAA SHIP counseling services are free
  • Trident AAA SHIP provides non-biased opinions
  • Trident AAA SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company
  • Trident AAA SHIP does not sell or solicit any type of insurance

Help starts with a call.

Contact a counselor at (843) 554-2279 or aedwards@tridentaaa.org



Medicare & You Booklet

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Request for Medicare Assistance
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Volunteer Request Form
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Event Request Form
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Partnership Request Form


State Health Insurance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol VolunteerBecome a State Health Insurance Volunteer and help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries avoid, detect, and prevent health care fraud. As a volunteer you will provide unbiased, personalized counseling about Medicare, including Medicare benefits and rights, billing problems, health and prescription coverage options and enrollment assistance. SHIP staff and their highly trained volunteers conduct outreach to Medicare beneficiaries in their communities through group presentations, exhibiting at community events, and one-on-one counseling. Their primary goal is to teach Medicare beneficiaries how to protect their personal identity, identify and report errors on their health care bills and identify deceptive health care practices, such as illegal marketing, providing unnecessary or inappropriate services and charging for services that were never provided. Call us at (843) 554-2275 or email aedwards@tridentaaa.org.