The Ottumwa Courier

September 18, 2013

MCHP offers free Medicare information

Ottumwa Courier

---- — OSKALOOSA — If you have questions about Medicare, Mahaska Health Partnership has multiple Senior Health Insurance Information Program counselors ready to assist.

SHIIP provides free information as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare insurance claims and other Medicare-related issues.

Shirley Vore of Oskaloosa recently completed the six-day extensive SHIIP training program conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. She and fellow SHIIP Counselor JoAnn Shefers of Oskaloosa are now available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment. To make an appointment with a SHIIP counselor on the MHP campus, please call 641-672-3342.

SHIIP was created in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents. The volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well-informed decisions regarding their health care needs.

For more information about Mahaska Health Partnership, visit