Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

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Welcome to Retirement with Social Security and the Hawaii SHIP Webinar.

Please register for Welcome to Retirement with Social Security and the Hawaii SHIP on Jun 24, 2015 11:00 AM HST at: 


Would you like to learn about Social Security and the benefits available? When is the best time to enroll in Medicare? All these and other questions will be answered in this informative webinar. 

If you require special assistance (e.g. sign language, interpreter, large print, etc, please contact Pamela Cunningham at help@hawaiiship.org by Monday, June 15, 2015.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Toll Free: 1-888-875-9229
TTY: 1-866-810-4379

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Breaking News

Changes as of: February 11, 2014



                                        WE ARE THE  "HAWAII SHIP"  State Health Insurance Assistance Program




Welcome To Medicare

Friday, November 27, 2015

10:00a - 11:30a  Registration 



Visit us at the Social Security Sites 



Honolulu Social Security Office at Prince Kuhio Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 1-114, Honolulu 96813

9am - 12 Noon

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015


Kapolei Social Security Office at 970 Manawai Street, Kapolei, HI  96707

9:00am - 12 Noon

Friday, November 6, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015


Hawaii County

Kona Social Security Outreach Station at the West Hawaii Civic Center 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona 96740

8:00am - 2:00 pm

Thursday, December  10, 2015


Hilo Social Security Office at  Prince Kuhio Mall (by Macy's), 111 E Puainako Street, Hilo HI  96720

12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tuesday, December 3, 2015




Medicare Comparison Appointments  (Please call for appointment  586-7299)

   Monday, Novermber 9  &  23, 2015   9:00am - 3:00pm 

   Tuesday, November  17, 2015  9:00am - 3:00pm


HAWAII COUNTY = Community Events 


Friday, October 16, 2015   FHB PrimeTime Wellness Health Fair   9:30am - 1:00 pm

     Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Keauhou Ballroom   at 78- 128 Ehukai Street

Medicare Options  for 2016

  Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Hawaii ADRC - 1055 Kinoole Street, Hilo HI 96720       4:15pm - 6:00pm


Maui County - Community Events   

Friday, November 20, 2015   1:00p - 5:00p   Call 1-888-875-9229 for an appointment



Kauai County - Community Events


UPCOMING Trainings for New Volunteers


Are you interested in Volunteering and helping your community? Please contact us for more information and a volunteer application. Applications

must be approved prior to the training. Contact us at help@hawaiiship.org or by

calling 586-7299 or 1-888-875-9229 and ask for Pamela


2015 Comparison Form Available here



5-Star Special Enrollment Period
This enrollment period begins December 8, 2014 and is available to you if you are in a plan that has a Medicare Star rating of less than 5.

  • You can only switch to a 5-star Medicare plan if one is available in your area.
  • You can only use this period to switch to a 5-star Medicare plan one time each year.

Please help us share the news!! Medicare's Annual Enrollment Period for both health and drug plans is:

October 15, 2015 to December 7, 2015

If you are newly eligible for Medicare or in a special enrollment period, please contact the Hawaii SHIP program.

Need assistance from a certified SHIP counselor?   Call the Hawaii SHIP  Program at  808 586-7299 or 1-888-875-9229

Aloha and welcome to the Hawaii SHIP Program website.  We are Hawaii’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), a program that offers one-to-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.  We provide free counseling and assistance via telephone calls, face to face meetings and public education presentations / programs.

Our certified volunteers may assist you with the following:

  • Counseling to individuals with Medicare, their families, and caregivers on the options and benefits available under Medicare
  • Assistance in comparing and enrolling in most Medicare health and drug plans
  • Present Medicare information to a group of people ( click here to request a group presentation).

 Hawaii SHIP Brochures by Island

Hawaii  |  Kauai  |  Lanai  |  Maui  |  Molokai  |  Oahu


Interested in volunteer opportunities?  Please Click Here to learn more.