For Immediate Release: August 5, 2016

SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIIP), congratulates 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 August 2nd:

"My sincere congratulations goes out to all of the 2016 award winners. It was my honor to present these awards to these deserving people who exemplify the valuable service provided by SHIIP," Goodwin said. "Without the assistance of our coordinators and volunteers throughout the state, we would not be able to reach so many of our Medicare beneficiaries."

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 that provide one-on-one counseling in all 100 counties. For more information about SHIIP or to get answers to Medicare questions, call SHIIP at 855-408-1212 or visit