SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)
WHAT IS SHIP?
The Senior Health Insurance Program is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
SHIP is not associated with any insurance company.
SHIP counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance.
SHIP counselors are trained to educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare supplements, and Medicare Part D coverage. Counselors will also assist with enrollment in Medicare Part D as well as provide assistance in securing extra financial assistance for Part B and Part D premiums.
SHIP works closely with the Illinois Department on Aging to provide counseling services to the aging population and aligns with the Department's mission to help older individuals maintain their health and independence while remaining in their homes and communities.
For additional information, call 217-342-2193 ext 135.