Hawaii State Health Insurance Assistance Programs

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"Welcome to Medicare Overview"

This webinar will help you understand the basic parts of Medicare, 

enrollment periods, who needs to enroll and where can you get help.

Register for a session now by clicking a date below:

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Breaking News

Changes as of: February 11, 2014


OAHU SITES-Free unbiased counseling every First Friday of the month

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9am-12pm, Honolulu Social Security Office

Prince Kuhio Federal Building, 300 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste.1-114, 96813

Friday, June 6, 2014, 9am-12pm, Kapolei Social Security Office

970 Manawai St., Kapolei, 96707



Military Consumer Protection Day Fair

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014  * 10am to 1pm

    NEX at 4725 Bougainville Dr., Hon., HI 96818

12th Annual Hawaii Women's Expo

Friday, September 5th  5pm- 9pm,

Saturday, September 6th   10 am - 6 pm,

Sunday, September 7th   10am to 5pm Sun. 

Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave, Hon., 96814

 Good Life Expo Senior Fair

   Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  September 26, 27, 28    8:30am to 4:30 pm each day

    Neil Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, 777 Ward Ave, Hon 96814


Saturday, Sept.14, 2014, 9am to 2pm, 6th Annual Early Signs Health Fair

Life Care Center of Hilo, 944 W. Kawailani Street, Hilo, HI 96720

East Hawaii County  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  11:30am - 2:30 pm

  Social Security Administration
  Prince Kuhio Mall by Macy's  

West Hawaii County

Thursday, April 10, 2014
12 Noon  - 2:30pm

West Hawaii Civic Center @ Social Security Outreach, Building D


UPCOMING Trainings for New Volunteers

  MAY 2014

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


2014 Comparison Form Available here


5-Star Special Enrollment Period
This enrollment period begins December 8, 2013 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, 2013 to December 7, 2013

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

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

Aloha and welcome to the Sage PLUS 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).

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