New SHIIP Counselor Offering Medicare Information in Mt Pleasant

Written by Theresa Rose on September 23, 2015

Where can I go to find answers about the Medicare prescription drug plans? Are mammograms covered by Medicare Part B? What is a Medicare Advantage plan?
I’m turning 65—who can help me understand Medicare? My medications have gotten so expensive I just can’t afford to take them all, is there any help?

Answers to these questions can be found by meeting with Liz Wasson or Sally Fager, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsellors at The Fellowship Cup.

Liz Wasson and Sally Fager, both of Mt Pleasant, completed the extensive training program conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. People wishing to schedule an appointment with a SHIIP counselor should call 319-385-3242.

SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, was created in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare and insurance claims and other related issues. 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.