The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides assistance with access in public and private benefits. Medicare, Medicaid, private and other public programs can be confusing to the average community member; SHIP volunteer counselors are here to provide one-on-one assistance. Counselors can assist in comparing supplemental insurances, understanding policies, and applying for assistance. Information and assistance in filling out prescription drug discount program applications is also available.


Individual must be over the age of sixty or disabled. Family members and caregivers are also eligible for services.


There is no cost for this service

Provider     Kentucky Legal Aid

How Can You Find a Benefits Counselor?

  • Call the Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center at 270-782-9223 or 1-800-395-7654;
  • Your local Senior Citizen Center or;
  • Call Kentucky Legal Aid at Toll Free 1-866-452-9243 or 270-782-1924