Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

This is a federally funded program available statewide to serve Medicare beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and soon-to- be retirees.

This is a FREE service providing unbiased Medicare counseling and support!

Our certified SHIP counselors offer one-on- one counseling and assistance for Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, and other related aging and disability health insurance options. SHIP counselors also provide information and assistance for beneficiaries with limited income to apply for benefit programs, such as Extra Help, Medicare Savings Program, Medicaid, and prescription assistance programs. We are here to educate, advocate, counsel and empower Medicare beneficiaries to make informed healthcare decisions to meet their needs.

Need Help With Your Medicare Questions?

Certified SHIP counselors are available year round to meet with you, by appointment only. Please call our office today to schedule a SHIP appointment: (309) 793-9800 or toll free (800) 322-1051.

SHIP services are provided in all 10 counties served by WIAAA. Please contact the Community Focal Point in your area to schedule a SHIP appointment.


BUREAU COUNTY
Bureau County Senior Citizens
16 West Marion St, Princeton, IL
(815) 879-3981
  HENDERSON AND WARREN COUNTIES
Storm Center
211 South A St, Monmouth, IL
(309) 734-4560
     
HENRY COUNTY
Henry County Senior Citizens' Center
200 E. South St, Kewanee, IL
Ottawa, IL 61350 
(309) 853-8831
  KNOX COUNTY
VNA Community Services
2262 Grand Ave, Galesburg, IL
(309) 342-1152
     
LASALLE COUNTY
Bridges Community Center (Serves Lower Region)
809 21st St, Peru, IL
(815) 431-8034
  LASALLE COUNTY
Mendota Area Senior Services
(Serves Upper Region)

1901 Tom Merwin Dr, Mendota,IL
(815) 539-7700
     
MCDONOUGH COUNTY
YMCA of McDonough County Senior Program / Senior Center
400 E Calhoun St, Macomb,IL
(309) 837-5733
  MERCER COUNTY
Mercer County Senior Citizens
137 West Main St, Aledo, IL
(309) 582-7221
     
PUTNAM COUNTY
Putnam County Community Center
First St, Standard, IL
(309) 339-2711
  ROCK ISLAND COUNTY
Rock Island County Senior Center / Project NOW
2221 11th St, Rock Island, IL
(309) 788-6335
     
     
     
     

LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION COSTS?

Make sure to schedule an appointment with a SHIP Counselor during the Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period from October 15th-December 7th

During the 2016 Open Enrollment period, WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points helped 976 Medicare beneficiaries in 10 counties switch their plan for 2017. Total savings for all those that switched their plan- $1,925,435.82!!!