Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
SHIIP is a program through the State of Iowa, which is staffed by trained volunteers, that provides free informational materials, as well as one-to-one assistance with:
- Medicare coverage
- Medicare supplement insurance
- Medicare Part D assistance and enrollment (prescription insurance)
- Long-term care insurance
- Medicare and insurance claims
- Other related issues
SHIIP does not endorse insurance companies, plans or agents. SHIIP volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help seniors make well-informed decisions. SHIIP is available to help if you:
- Are going on Medicare
- Are over age 65, on Medicare, and have questions
- Are on disability with Medicare and Medicaid
How to Make a SHIIP Appointment
SHIIP volunteers are available by appointment at Regional Health Services of Howard County in Cresco by calling 563-547-6345.
What to Bring to Your SHIIP Appointment
Please bring your insurance card(s) and a list of your current medications.
The SHIIP office is located in the RHSHC Hospital building. Please use the Main/ER entrance/parking from 2nd Street (east entrance to hospital). Staff at the registration desk will assist you.
SHIIP Volunteers at RHSHC
- Lynda Springer
To set up an appointment with our SHIIP Counselor, call 563-547-6345.
For additional information about SHIIP and understanding Medicare, call SHIIP Iowa at 1-800-351-4664.
SHIIP Website: https://shiip.iowa.gov/
SHIIP Email: email@example.com