Getting older can be difficult for a number of reasons. One of those is often that you are more at risk of being a victim of scams and fraud. Another large concern is health insurance and what will be covered under programs like Medicare.

Arkansas is the fourth fastest-growing state with its residents turning 65. If you’re someone who is starting to think about your future and have a number of questions, the Arkansas Seniors Health Insurance Information Program (AR SHIIP) can help you. They want to ensure they are serving the underserved in their state by providing education on their Medicare options.

One way they hope to do this is to give residents some information about what they do and how they can help you or a loved one. Here are three reasons you should use their free program services:

  1. Answering Your Medicare Questions

Whether you just need some general information or are looking for more guidance the staff at AR SHIIP can help you. They can perform screenings to determine if you are eligible a for low-income subsidy (LIS), extra help program, and/or Medicare Savings Program (MSP). They will also help you through the application process. With their programs, AR SHIIP has helped recipients save thousands of dollars annually on Medicare premiums and co-pays.

  1. Service is Provided by Certified Medicare Counselors

The counselors at AR SHIIP are certified. This means you can trust the answers they are giving you about helping you enroll in Medicare, turning a hobby into something more, comparing prescription prices, or even helping you with any Medicare billing problems you might have. With counselors across the state, AR SHIIP can help connect you with someone more local to assist with your questions via phone or in person.

  1. Service is Confidential, Educational, and Free

All the services they provide at the AR SHIIP are free. This means it doesn’t cost you a dime to better educate yourself with their different events and offerings. Services at AR SHIIP are also confidential. if you’re someone who is self-conscious about asking for help or needing a bit of guidance, no one has a need to know you have reached out with your questions or concerns.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the Arkansas Senior Health Insurance Information (AR SHIIP), you can find more information on their website or by calling 1-(800)-224-6330.