For many Iowans, understanding Medicare and related health insurance can be confusing and overwhelming. Trained Iowa SHIIP volunteers can help answer these and other questions about navigating health care insurance options for Iowans on Medicare. The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free health insurance counseling service of the State of Iowa Insurance Division sponsored locally by UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital.
If you are someone who enjoys tackling new challenges, likes learning new information, gains satisfaction from helping people, has good computer skills, can work with diverse populations, and can be an objective and trusted source of information, this may be great fit for you.
SHIIP provides excellent training and resources to assure SHIIP volunteers are prepared and have the tools they need for the counseling and community education. Volunteers work through local sponsor. For more information about becoming a SHIIP volunteer counselor go to TheRightCallIowa.gov.