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Greetings from Insurance Commissioner, Wayne Goodwin

Wayne Goodwin, Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal

Your North Carolina Department of Insurance and the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are committed to answering the confusing maze of questions that often surround Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance and long-term care insurance.

You can rely on this department for "straight talk," so I encourage you to use the SHIIP toll-free information line: 800-443-9354 (too free in N.C.). If you have time and are willing to get involved, I also encourage you to become a SHIIP counselor at the local level.

-- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin