Medicare is health insurance for people 65 and over or younger individuals with certain disabilities. 

  • To get information straight from the source visit the Social Security Administration website for eligibility and enrollment information at
  • For general information go to

Always be careful to check that you are on an official website of the United States Government to avoid any potential scams or fraud.

Medicare decisions can be overwhelming. There is so much aggressive advertising that it is hard to know what information to trust. NM SHIP and SMP are your free, unbiased, expert source for Medicare information and assistance.

SHIP and SMP offer monthly workshops, see Upcoming Events for links to live virtual presentations. Workshops are recorded and can be watched on the ALTSD YouTube Channel.  You can also find monthly Medicare Minute short videos on current topics, as well as the monthly “Ask Stan” newsletter.


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