Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program

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FREE community service. 
We do not sell insurance.

By Appointment Only.

SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a FREE community service provided by Richmond County Aging Services. We do not sell insurance. SHIIP was created by the North Carolina Department of Insurance to help senior citizens obtain free and unbiased counseling on Medicare health care products, and volunteers receive specialized training on how to answer questions about Medicare.

SHIIP provides valuable information and counseling about Medicare and insurance-related issues, including:

  • Medicare
  • Medicare supplements
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Medicare prescription drug plans
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Other health insurance concerns


To make an appointment with a SHIIP counselor in Richmond County, contact: 
Rockingham Senior Center
Terry Rush: 910-410-1135

East Rockingham Senior Center
Donna Luther: 910-997-8332
SHIIP also provides Medicare counseling over the phone. Call the North Carolina Department of Insurance toll-free at 855-408-1212.
Medicare Plan Finder

You have the option to complete a general or personalized plan search. A personalized search may provide you with more accurate cost estimates and coverage information.
To begin your plan search, please Click Here.

Do You Need Help Paying for Your Medicare Prescription Medications? 

If have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help, a federal low-income subsidy, to help pay your prescription drug costs. Receiving this help will not change your monthly Social Security benefits. (This program is not available to Medicaid recipients). 

INCOME LIMITS are $1,508.00 per month for an individual and $2,030.00 per month for a couple living together.

To enroll or learn more about Extra Help, call (910) 410-1135 for an appointment or complete the application here. 

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SHIIP Website

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