For Immediate Release: June 26, 2015

SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program of the North Carolina Department of Insurance, congratulate the winners of four statewide awards for their outstanding work in providing free, unbiased counseling about Medicare and other health insurance issues to seniors in North Carolina.

This year's awards were presented at the Annual North Carolina SHIIP Coordinators' Training Conference in Greensboro on June 25:

"I congratulate all of the 2015 award winners and am honored to present these awards to these deserving people," Goodwin said. "SHIIP provides a valuable service across the state, and we would not be able to reach so many of North Carolina's Medicare beneficiaries without the dedication and commitment of our coordinators and volunteers."

SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. SHIIP has nearly 1,000 trained volunteers across the state providing one-on-one counseling in all 100 counties. For more information about SHIIP or to get answers to your Medicare questions, call SHIIP at 855-408-1212 or visit www.ncshiip.com.

Brunswick County: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Statewide County of the Year Award to SHIIP Coordinators René Tarquinio and Jennifer Sherman, who accepted the award on behalf of Brunswick County.
Brunswick County: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Statewide County of the Year Award to SHIIP Coordinators René Tarquinio and Jennifer Sherman, who accepted the award on behalf of Brunswick County.

 

Larry Bradbury: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Mickey Hanula Volunteer of the Year Award to Larry Bradbury of Wake County.
Larry Bradbury: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin presents the SHIIP Mickey Hanula Volunteer of the Year Award to Larry Bradbury of Wake County.

 

Carla Obiol: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP Director Van Braxton present Carla Obiol with the Jim Long Outstanding SHIIP Service Award.
Carla Obiol: Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP Director Van Braxton present Carla Obiol with the Jim Long Outstanding SHIIP Service Award.

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