SHIIP

Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Press Release

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 00:00

Insurance Commissioner Causey reminds Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans Open Enrollment Period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 for 2023 coverage

Monday, September 26, 2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds Medicare beneficiaries that the Open Enrollment Period is coming up and suggests that recipients compare plans and make necessary changes during that period.

The Open Enrollment Period begins on Oct. 15 and runs for eight weeks to give you enough time to review and make changes to your Medicare coverage. Changes must be made by Dec. 7 to guarantee your coverage will begin without interruption on Jan. 1, 2023.

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 00:00

SHIIP wins prestigious STAR Award in Oklahoma City

Friday, August 05, 2022

A partnership between the N.C. Department of Insurance and High Point University has led to the Department’s Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) earning a prestigious award.

The Council of State Governments Southern Office, also known as CSG South, presented the North Carolina SHIIP program with its highly sought-after State Transformation in Action Recognition (STAR) award during the CSG South 2022 Southern Legislative Conference held in Oklahoma City.

Monday, June 13, 2022 - 00:00

SHIIP helps save N.C. Medicare beneficiaries millions

Monday, June 13, 2022

 

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) saved the state’s seniors $30 million last year.

Many retirees and Medicare beneficiaries on a fixed income want to save money wherever they can. Each year, thousands of people contact the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) throughout the state to help them identify savings in their Medicare coverages.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 00:00

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey recognizes SHIIP volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is extending his sincere appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers in the Department’s Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for their help in saving senior citizens millions of dollars in 2021.

"Last year, North Carolina's Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program volunteers saved senior citizens more than $30 million," Commissioner Causey said, as National Volunteer Week kicked off. "That's money that older North Carolinians, many of whom are on a fixed income, can use to spend as they see fit."

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 - 00:00

Commissioner Causey, SHIIP remind seniors to review, make changes to Medicare Advantage coverage by March 31

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina.

“Our health can change dramatically within a year’s time,” Commissioner Causey said. “If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, now is the right time to make sure you have the plan that best meets your needs.”

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 00:00

Insurance Commissioner reminds Medicare beneficiaries to compare plans during Open Enrollment

Monday, October 04, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey reminds Medicare beneficiaries to compare and evaluate their current plans and make necessary changes during the upcoming Open Enrollment Period. Medicare plans and prices change. It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to take advantage of the Open Enrollment Period by contacting local Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors to save money, improve coverage or both.

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 00:00

N.C. SHIIP holds virtual informational fair to assist new Medicare beneficiaries

Monday, June 14, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program or SHIIP invites new Medicare beneficiaries to participate in a virtual “Welcome to Medicare Fair” to help with initial enrollment. The virtual fair will take place June 23, 2021 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. To register, visit www.shiphelp.org.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 00:00

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey recognizes SHIIP volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is extending his sincere appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers in the Department’s Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for their help in saving senior citizens more than $37 million in 2020.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 00:00

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to join New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon in drug take-back event on Wednesday Commissioner to highlight life-saving efforts, distribute grant during Southeast N.C. trip

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon will hold an Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back event Wednesday, April 14, at the New Hanover County Detention Facility in Castle Hayne.

Operation Medicine Drop events are held throughout the state in an effort to curb the state’s opioid crisis and save lives. The New Hanover Sheriff’s office OMD event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Commissioner Causey and Sheriff McMahon will have a media availability at 11 a.m.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 00:00

Commissioner Causey, SHIIP remind seniors to review, make changes to Medicare Advantage coverage by March 31

Friday, February 26, 2021

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina.

“Our health can change dramatically within a year’s time,” Commissioner Causey said. “If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, now is the right time to make sure you have the plan that best meets your needs.”