The state’s Senior Health Insurance Program is now being run by a different state agency. The program, known as “SHIP", is now under the Illinois Department on Aging, says Department of Insurance spokesman Mark Terry. It was formerly run by the state department of insurance and will still help seniors navigate the Medicare system.
SHIP counselors educate and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, long term care insurance, Medicare HMOs, private fee-for-service and other health insurance; Organize/assist filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and Analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care policies. For more information on the senior health insurance program, follow the link below, or call 1-800-548-9034.