This section provides information about the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), which is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. In this section, visitors will find information and resources about applying for Medicare, sites in their area that they can get assistance applying for Medicare and tools for SHIP sites around the State to utilize in serving Medicare beneficiaries.

Note: The information provided in the Fact Sheets was developed to provide consumers with general information and guidance about insurance coverages and laws. It is not intended to provide regulated entities (insurance industry) with a formal, definitive description or interpretation of Department policy. For specific Department policy on any issue, regulated entities (insurance industry) should contact the Department.

To contact SHIP, please call (800) 252-8966 or email AGING.SHIP@illinois.gov.

General Information

Current Silverscript members are now able to call 1-800-Medicare to request a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if they would like to switch out of their plan.

2013-2014 Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guide

Medicaid Related Information

Long Term Care Information

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