The Transylvania Times -

SHIIP Services In Jeopardy


The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs. If you currently are on Medicare or expect to be some day — that’s all of us! — you want to preserve this program.

The N.C. Senior Health Insurance Information Program (NCSHIIP) is a valuable and extremely efficient program, using mostly volunteer counselors to provide assistance to Medicare beneficiaries all across the state. NCSHIIP helped North Carolinians save more than $53 million — over $500,000 in Transylvania County alone — in 2015. That exceeds th...

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