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Anchorage location:
400 Gambell Street, Suite 303
Anchorage, AK 99501

Alaskans helping Alaskans get more out of their Medicare

We provide one–on–one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.
We also teach how to spot and report Medicare errors, waste and fraud.

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Contact us in Anchorage:
Toll–free within Alaska:
TTY: 800-770-8973
Need to Contact
Social Security?

Call 1-800-772-1213
Mon-Fri 7a.m.-7p.m.
all time zones.


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About us

We are funded through two programs: State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

SHIP and SMP grants are programs under the Administration for Community Living (ACL).

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SHIP funds personalized counseling, education and outreach to Medicare beneficiaries and their families. This allows people to better understand and utilize their Medicare benefits.

SMP funds education for Medicare beneficiaries and others on how to spot and report potential Medicare errors, fraud, waste and abuse.

    In the news

    10/6/17 The annual sign-up window for Medicare Part D is running Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Plans change and people’s needs change, so it’s a good idea to review plan options each year. To get more information, visit and click the button at left “Find health & drug plans”, or click here for a chart of Alaska plans. For help, call your fabulous local Medicare counselors:

        ● Anchorage, 770-2070
        ● Fairbanks, 479-7940
        ● Haines, 766-3297
        ● Homer, 235-7911
        ● Juneau, 523-4431
        ● Kenai/Soldotna, 262-6333
        ● Mat-Su, 373-3632

    From anywhere else in Alaska, call 907-269-3680 or 800-478-6065 (toll-free from Alaska phone numbers). TTY: 800-770-8973

    9/29/17 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be issuing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries between April 2018 and April 2019 that no longer show Social Security numbers. Click here for more information.

    9/29/17 CMS has released a video urging beneficiaries to Guard Your Card (YouTube Video) and protect your identity from con artists trying to get your Medicare number to commit fraud. Visit for additional information.


    !! Diabetics: If you get your supplies home delivered, read this!





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