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The Health Assistance Partnership (HAP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization. HAP's mission is to help State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) enhance their capacity to inform, counsel, and assist Medicare beneficiaries. HAP is a source of information for SHIPs, the health care community, and the general public. Proper attribution is appreciated. HAP encourages SHIPs and their partners in the aging network to refer to our Web site ( where they deem the information appropriate.

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HAP encourages SHIPs, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to link to our Web site. The URL for the home page is: You are welcome to link to the home page or any other page(s) on Please note that links to the HAP Web site may be made without permission or charge.

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Materials may be photocopied for classroom or conference use without prior permission. However, HAP appreciates being notified of such use. Please send an e-mail to indicating which item is being copied and how it will be used.

SHIPs, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations are encouraged to reprint HAP information with proper attribution. HAP grants reprinting permission free of charge. In return, HAP requests that a copy of the publication, or the specific page (e.g., in a book) in which HAP information has been printed or used, along with the name and date of the publication, be sent to us via the mail or e-mail:

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Please keep in mind that all original HAP content is copyrighted material. Content cannot be modified without permission. Implicit permission to fill in local and state specific information and contacts, along with updated numbers and annual changes in benefits is granted for materials designed for modification.

For permission to modify materials or reprint HAP information for commercial purposes contact us at

Finally, please note that the HAP site contains materials published by other organizations. Inquiries, permissions, and reprint requests for such materials should be directed to the appropriate author or publisher. The permissions above apply only to HAP material.

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HAP provides technical assistance to SHIPs, advocates, and attorneys. We do not handle individual complaints directly and refer individuals to the appropriate resources in their local areas. None of the information provided in this Web site should be regarded as legal advice. If you need legal advice, you should consult an attorney. 

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