Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), which is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

The SHIP Mission is to empower, educate, and assist Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers through objective outreach, counseling, and training to make informed health insurance decisions that optimize access to care and benefits.

SHIP counselors are trained to:

  • Educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, 
  • Medicare Supplement, 
  • long term care insurance, 
  • Medicare HMOs, 
  • private fee-for-service and other health insurance;
  • Organize and assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and
  • Analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care policies.

To speak with our SHIP Counselor, contact our office at (217) 379-9281.

SHIP Staff

     Tracie Teske             


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