Local seniors meeting with health counselor

The Senior Health Insurance Program will provide volunteer counselors to Morris Hospital, located west of Chicago, IL.  The counselors will offer free health insurance counseling for the Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers of the area.

The Senior Health Insurance Program is part of the Illinois Department of Aging and the volunteers are highly trained to educate consumers and answer any questions about Medicare, supplements, prescriptions and advantage plans.

They are not associated with any outside insurance company and will not sell or solicit any specific type of insurance to members seeking counseling.

The open enrollment period for Medicare runs from October 15 to December 7 so this is a particularly busy time for the SHIP Program.  Their are many issues when it comes to members looking to change plans without penalties.

Medicare coverage and all the available options are somewhat complicated…We’re here to help people make educated decisions with regards to the various drug and supplemental programs that are available to seniors and disabled persons.
~ Dick Sefton, Coordinator of the Morris Hospital SHIP Program

If you are interested in making an appointment for free Senior Health insurance counseling, call 815-705-1063

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