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.

2022 Medicare Costs

Check in on the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and copayments that are changing in 2022.

2022 Medicare Premiums, Deductibles, and Cost-Sharing Amounts:(link pdf)

2022 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 theMedicare Advantage Open Enrollment(link to PDF flyer) period that runs from January 1 to March 31, 2022.

Are You New to Medicare?

Get Started with Medicare Video (embed YouTube videos,

Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide

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

Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide:(link to PDF)

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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