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Turning 65? Piece of cake.

The mission of the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is to educate and empower Arkansans about Medicare.

Our federally funded program connects Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers with certified counselors statewide. These localized counselors provide one-to-one guidance about Medicare, Medicare Advantage, MEDIGAP, Medicare Part D (drug plans) and Long-term care insurance at no cost. Our partners perform a screening and examination to determine if a Medicare recipient would be eligible for a low-income extra help programs or other services, including out-of-pocket expense of Medicare and prescription drug costs. If not eligible they may initiate a plan review to discover other ways to save some money.

Are YOU Ready
For Medicare?

AR SHIIP can help you

navigate the world of Medicare.

Our statewide partners and counselors are here to:

  • Answer any of your questions
  • Enroll in the plan of your choice
  • Compare prescription drug insurance
  • Aid with Medicare billing problems 


Our partners love what they do and it shows in their work and on their faces.



That’s right. We educate and train our partners to be certified counselors.



We can help you compare pricing and get enrolled in the right plans.

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 A Partner Near You

Let us connect you.

Arkansas SHIIP's team of statewide partners offer in-person or over-the-phone guidance and resources about your Medicare benefits. Our certified counselors perform a screening and examination to determine if you are eligible for low-income subsidy (LIS), extra help programs, and/or Medicare Savings Program (MSP) and will aid you through the application process. We have helped recipients save thousands of dollars annually on Medicare premiums and co-pays.

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Recruiting and training volunteers throughout the state to assist Medicare Beneficiaries is another part of SHIIP's mission. SHIIP staff and trained volunteers are available for group and community event presentations.

Interested in volunteering? Get in touch.


Arkansas Insurance Department - More information on Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Bridging the Gap - Medicare Supplemental plans and companies licensed to sell in Arkansas

Medicare and You Handbook - For English click here. For Spanish click here.

Medicare - The Official U.S. Government site for Medicare

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) - Government information about quality and costs to be active health care consumers.

Social Security - The United States Social Security Administration website

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