The state is offering counseling for seniors about enrolling in Medicare Part D.  Open enrollment for the program runs through December seventh, and the choices and options can be pretty daunting.  The Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program or “SHIP” program has offered a variety of ways to assist seniors in making their decisions, from a toll-free phone number to the training of counselors that can be found sprinkled across the state.

Illinois Department of Insurance spokesman Mark Terry says one of the biggest questions they get is “should I switch from my current plan.”

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There are numerous “SHIP” counselors in the Riverbend.  To find one, log on to this story at, or call 1-800-548-9034.

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