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Get the help and resources you need.

Welcome to the Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and SMP: Empowering Seniors to Prevent Healthcare Fraud official website!

The Tennessee SHIP Program offers free and objective counseling about Medicare insurance to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SMP offers assistance in educating beneficiaries on identifying and preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse.

Both programs work hand in hand to assist all Tennesseans with their questions and concerns about Medicare issues. Working through federally funded grants from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Administration on Aging, SHIP and SMP is administered throughout the nine Area Agencies on Aging and Disability.


Active Team Members
These team members logged 22,542 hours helping clients in Tennessee
These hours resulted in 37,712 individual interaction sessions
And 63633 people reached through outreach and events


Outreach Events
One-on-one client contacts
Individuals reached through events

We Are Here To help

We are just a phone call away! Calling the SHIP 800 number will route you to the correct agent for your area. The SMP number dials to the State-wide office.

Learn more about our programs and resources

Tennessee SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) provides local assistance for beneficiaries with Medicare. Since the launch of Medicare Part D in 2006, the program has blossomed into a well-recognized service that is free, confidential and non-biased. SHIP does not sell insurance or endorse any company that sells Medicare products.

Check out our SHIP page to learn more

Empowering Seniors to Prevent Medicare & Medicaid Fraud, offers assistance in educating beneficiaries on identifying and preventing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse.

Visit the SMP page to learn more about this program

Like to know more about Medicare and how it works?  Check out our resources page for more information on Medicare and other helpful items

SHIP and SMP are continuously seeking individuals who want to help their communities with understanding the complex subject of Medicare. Volunteers are crucial to all programs.  Find out how you can help by visiting our volunteer page.

Don’t forget to check out our events, schedules, and important dates to remember

While we normally have events across the entire State, the current environment has temporarily changed the way we do things.  Visit our events calendar to keep up to date with events and important dates to keep in mind.

Visit our events page by clicking here 

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