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Senior Health Insurance Information Program

FMCH 5445 Avenue O, Fort Madison, IA Phone. 319.376.2249


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Drowning in a sea of health insurance information? Well your SHIIP has come in. SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, was created in 1999 by the State of Iowa's Insurance Division. It is staffed by well-trained, senior volunteers and locally sponsored by Fort Madison Community Hospital.

SHIIP volunteers can help seniors and their families find answers to important questions on Medicare, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance, other health insurance issues and Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage:

For information please call and make an appointment with a SHIIP volunteer. If you would like to compare Medicare Prescription Drug plans using the Medicare Website on your own go to the

They can also help you:

  • Clarify your Medicare benefits and rights.
  • Assess your needs so you can make informed decisions about your level of coverage.
  • Compare and evaluate Medicare supplement and long term care insurance policies.
  • Compare and evaluate Medicare prescription drug coverage plans.
  • Organize your medical bills, Medicare statements and file claims.
  • Find assistance from other agencies, including Medicaid, when it's appropriate.

SHIIP offers unbiased information only and does not sell insurance.

A SHIIP volunteer can help you find answers to questions such as:

  • What kind of health insurance do I need when I retire?
  • I can't make sense of my Medicare statements and medical bills. What should I do?
  • Is long-term care insurance a good option for me?
  • Do I need a Medicare supplement policy?
  • How can I help my parents with health insurance issues?

Call SHIIP today at 319-376-2249 or email to schedule an appointment with one of SHIIP's experienced volunteers.

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