The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), sponsored in Dubuque by UnityPoint Health – Finley Hospital, relocated to a new office at 1500 Delhi Street, Suite 3200 this September. The new office is located on the third floor of the Delhi Medical Center.
The purpose of SHIIP is to provide free, unbiased counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C), Medicare supplement plans and other supplemental insurance, billing, and claims issues, Medicare fraud and abuse.
This service is provided by highly trained volunteers whose goal is to serve Medicare beneficiaries by assisting them to make insurance decision-making easier, provide information to compare Medicare and insurance plans, assist with enrolling in Medicare prescription drug plans and assistance programs, and understanding the bills they receive for their health care. Counselors provide one-to-one assistance in a confidential setting. These counselors are not affiliated with any insurance, financial planning or pharmaceutical industries.
Individuals who may benefit from a meeting with a SHIIP volunteer include those who are going on Medicare or already on Medicare, age 65 and older, and if you are on Medicare due to a disability, end stage renal disease, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Individuals who would like an appointment can call 563.589.2673.