"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?"
Answers to these questions can be found by meeting with Mary Forristal, the new Senior Health
Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) volunteer at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
A resident of Holstein, Mary recently completed the six-day extensive training program conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. People wishing to schedule an appointment with a SHIIP counselor should call Cherokee Regional Medical Center at (712) 225-3368, Ext. 148.
Also, don't forget that if you wish to make any changes to your Medicare coverage you may do so during the open enrollment period running from October 15 to December 7, 2012.
SHIIP will be hosting an all-day enrollment event at Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Friday, October 26, 2012. SHIIP counselors, including Mary, will be on hand to answer your Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage questions and can assist you with the enrollment. Appointments are necessary and will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. They will run throughout the day. Pre-registration is required so please contact Sharen at 712 225-3368, Ext. 148 to register for the event or to set up another time to meet with one of the SHIIP counselors before the enrollment deadline of December 7th.
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.