SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)
The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa Insurance Division that works with individuals and families to provide information and guidance about choosing Medicare (Parts A, B, C and D) and other health care coverage.
SHIIP offers free “Welcome to Medicare” seminars at locations throughout Iowa. These two-hour sessions introduce participants to Medicare and discuss Medicare supplement insurance and programs to assist with Medicare costs.
The SHIIP website is full of helpful information about Medicare, the Medicare drug benefit, Medicare Advantage, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance and more. It also offers an interactive map so you can find a SHIIP counselor near you and provides access to a variety of valuable resources like consumer guides and fact sheets.