SHIIP Counseling:

Have Questions like this?
Where can I go to find answers about the Medicare prescription drug plans?
Are mammograms covered by Medicare Part B?
What is a Medicare Advantage plan?
I’m turning 65—who can help me understand Medicare?


Answers to these questions can be found by meeting with the new Senior Health Insurance information Program (SHIIP) volunteer(s) atKeystone Nursing Care Center.

SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, was created in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare and insurance claims and other related issues. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents; the volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well-informed decisions.

The State of Iowa created the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a special program designed to help answer your questions. SHIIP has a dedicated corps of volunteer insurance counselors trained and assisted by the Insurance Division. These volunteers will work with you, one-on-one, to personally assist you in evaluating your options. They can answer your questions about Medicare and other insurance choices. We are very pleased to offer you these free services.


For more information contact:
Cindy Behrens
(319)442-3234