What We Do

Medicare Open Enrollment takes place from October 15th to December 7th and is the time when people can review their current Medicare plan, explore different plans, or sign up for a new plan.  The Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University (AU) and the Alabama State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) have partnered to hold events in Auburn-Opelika, Mobile, and surrounding communities every year.  The purpose of these events is for trained student pharmacists and certified SHIP counselors to assist people in selecting the best Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) or Medicare Advantage plan (medical & prescription plans combined) for their needs. 

We Will Answer Your Questions about Medicare

We Will Help You Find the Plan with the Lowest Cost, Best Benefits, or that Best Meets Your Needs

We Can Help You Enroll in a New Medicare Advantage or Part D Plan of Your Choosing

We Will Help You Identify Subsidy Programs to Assist in Paying for  Prescription & Medical Costs*

*Not all may qualify

Personalized Help
Personalized Help

Consult one-on-one with a trained pharmacy student or certified SHIP counselor.

Better Understand Your Medicare Plan
Better Understand Your Medicare Plan

Over 90% of people agreed or strongly agreed that assistance they received from students & counselors at the event helped them better understand Medicare plans.

Cost-Savings
Cost-Savings

In 2018, we helped Medicare enrollees save an average of about $302 in health insurance & prescription costs annually.

Personalized Help
Personalized Help

Consult one-on-one with a trained pharmacy student or certified SHIP counselor.

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Help Selecting a Medicare Plan

Satisfactory Care

93% of people agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the assistance they received.

Highly Recommended Program

97% of people said they would recommend the AU-SHIP Medicare Outreach Program to others.