Educating and Empowering | We help Tennesseans understand Medicare benefits and prevent fraud.

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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.