Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides local, in-depth, and objective insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers. Medicare is very complicated, and it can be expensive when you’re starting out and learning how Medicare works. Whether you are new to Medicare or you’re helping your loved ones manage their health coverage, SHIP counselors can help you navigate the many parts of Medicare and the benefits that can help save on your healthcare costs. AgeGuide and its partner agencies have SHIP counselors ready to answer your questions.

2023 Medicare Costs

Check in on the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and copayments that are changing in 2023.

2023 Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, and Cost-Sharing Amounts

2023 Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, you can change your plan or drop your plan during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period that runs from January 1 to March 31, 2023.

Are You New to Medicare?

Get Started with Medicare Video

Comenzar con Medicare

Additional Medicare Resources

Medicare How-To Series (English)

Medicare How-To Series (Spanish)

Medicare How-To Series (Polish)

Medicare How-To Series (Chinese)

Medicare How-To Series (Hindi)

Medicare Series (Urdu)

Medicare Series (Tagalog)

Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide

Medicare supplemental policies help pay for the gaps in coverage you can experience when using your Medicare coverage.

Chicago Area 

Grundy, Kankakee and Kendall Counties 

Want to learn more about Medicare?

Enrolling in Medicare can seem intimidating. AgeGuide’s new Medicare How-To Series on the AgeGuide Learning Center walks you through parts of the Medicare enrollment process and how to sign up. Videos are accessible in English, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, and Hindi. Visit our YouTube channel to begin today!

Additional Senior Health Insurance Program Sites by County

DuPage County

Grundy County

Kane County

Kankakee County

Kendall County

Lake County

McHenry County

Will County


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