Green River Area Development District
Serving Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union & Webster Counties in Western Kentucky
Think Progress. Think Tomorrow. Think GRADD.
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301     Phone: 270.926.4433     TDD: 800.648.6056

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Benefits Counseling

GRADD's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides one-on-one assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, and other public and private insurance. Trained benefits counselors are available in all seven counties GRADD serves. Counselors can provide:

  • Help with organizing paperwork, medical bills, prescription assistance, etc.
  • Comparisons with Long Term Care, Medigap, and Medicare Part D Policies
  • Assistance with making application for Food Stamps, prescription assistance programs, Medicare's Extra Help, and other income-based benefits
  • Referrals to appropriate agencies to help the individual receive the assistance needed


State, federal, and private benefit programs may help you cover expenses such as prescription drugs, rent, heating bills, meals and more.  Benefits Checkup can help you find and get the benefits you deserve. Completing a Benefits Checkup screening questionnaire online only takes a few minutes. It's FREE and your answers are confidential.

>> Click here to see all the help available to you.

Be sure to contact GRADD at 1-800-928-9094 or 270-926-4433, if you need assistance. You may also email Leslie Wilson, GRADD's SHIP Coordinator.

*This information is made possible by state and/or federal funding provided by the Department for Aging and Independent Living.