The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free counseling service provided by the Illinois Department of Aging and does not sell or solicit insurance. SHIP trains volunteer counselors throughout the State of Illinois to provide one-on-one help with your insurance. The trained volunteers provide free individual counseling services at local sites throughout Illinois. Edwardsville Township is one of these sites and has a certified SHIP Counselor on staff.
SHIP Counselors can answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans (HMOs, PPOs, PFFS), prescription drug coverage through Medicare and other sources such as extra help from social security for prescription drug costs, Long-term Care Insurance, Medicare Claims and Appeals, and Medicare Beneficiary Rights and Guarantees.