State Health Insurance Program

Program Description

The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) provides education and assistance for people aged 60 and older and disabled individuals to aid them in making informed decisions on programs impacting their quality of life. These programs include Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, private insurances, and other benefits specific to older and disabled adults.


Individuals residing in Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton Counties who have Medicare and/or are age 60 and older.

Who does the Program Benefit / What are the Benefits?

SHIP counselors can assist individuals with questions or concerns about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicaid issues, Social Security/SSI, Housing Problems, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps, Veterans Administration Benefits, referrals to Prescription Drug Assistance Programs, and understanding billing from hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies.

Services Offered within the Program

Free and confidential assistance with applying for benefits, plan comparisons for Part D, understanding Long Term Care and Medigap insurance, assistance with organizing and understanding paperwork from hospitals, doctors, Medicare and insurance companies.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the State Health Insurance Program at 866.516.3051.

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email

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