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October 21, 2014 -- Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, will host a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries about opportunities to lower the cost of their prescription drugs...

July 18, 2014 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, 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...

July 14, 2014 -- Free Medicare Counseling Available in Davidson County
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin is pleased to announce that people in Davidson County can now receive free, unbiased counseling about Medicare at the Cooperative Extension at 310 East Center St. in Lexington...

October 15, 2013 -- Don't Miss the Boat: The Annual Election Period is Here
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP want to make sure that Medicare beneficiaries don't miss the boat...

September 20, 2013 -- Learn about Extra Help for Medicare Prescription Drug Costs
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, are pleased to announce a series of town hall events to educate Medicare beneficiaries about opportunities to lower the cost of their prescription drugs...

July 18, 2013 -- SHIIP Announces Annual Regional Awards
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has announced the recipients of the annual regional awards from SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program. Goodwin congratulates the following honorees...

April 18, 2013 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has announced the winners of four statewide awards from SHIIP, the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program of the Department of Insurance...

April 3, 2013 -- Special Election Period for Some Medicare Beneficiaries
RALEIGH -- More than 2,700 Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina are eligible for a special election period due to the cancellation of Medicare Advantage plans issued by Universal Health Care and Universal Health Care Insurance Company...

September 13, 2012 -- Medicare Annual Election Period is Oct. 15- Dec. 7
RALEIGH -- Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That's why it's important to evaluate your Medicare choices...

July 27, 2011 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin would like to congratulate the winners of four statewide awards from SHIIP, the ...

November 12, 2010 -- Medicare Annual Election Period Begins Nov. 15
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants to remind the state's 1.5 million Medicare recipients that now is the time to review ...

July 29, 2010 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the winners of four statewide awards from the Department's Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, SHIIP, Division. They are ...

May 7, 2010 -- Aetna's Ordered to Stop Ads and Enrollment of Medicare Part D Plans
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the Department's SHIIP program is available to help some 23,000 N.C. Medicare recipients who may be affected ...

March 31, 2010 -- SHIIP Announces Events for Medicare Recipients Displaced by Fox Insurance
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the schedule of SHIIP events across the state aimed at helping the 24,000 ...

March 10, 2010 -- Fox Insurance's Medicare Part D Plan Contract Terminated by Medicare
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the Department's SHIIP program is available to help some 24,000 N.C. Medicare recipients who are affected by ...

March 5, 2010 -- Fox Insurance's Medicare Part D Plan Suspended; 24,000 North Carolinians May be Affected
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced that the Department's SHIIP program is available to help some 24,000 N.C. Medicare recipients who may be affected ...

November 17, 2009 -- Medicare Part D Annual Election Period in Full Swing
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin wants to remind the state's 1.3 million Medicare recipients ...

October 7, 2009 -- "Relay for Extra Help" Kicks Off to Raise Awareness of Medicare Savings
RALEIGH -- More than 100 seniors pounded the pavement today at a relay event in Raleigh to kickoff a statewide enrollment campaign for Medicare's "Extra Help" low-income subsidy ...

July 31, 2009 -- SHIIP Announces Statewide Award Winners
RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the winners of four statewide awards from the Department's Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, SHIIP, Division ....