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SHIIP–SMP Resources

Find a counselor

Click the link below to find a counselor near you, then call to set up an appointment. SHIIP–SMP counseling is free and confidential.

Medicare and Coronavirus

For more information on what Medicare covers as it relates to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 view the document below entitled Medicare and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update.

Basic Medicare Information

For more information to help you understand Medicare coverage options, click on the links below:

Drug Benefit

Prescription drug coverage is now available from Medicare through Part D plans offered by private insurance companies. SHIIP–SMP counselors can help you sort through the choices to find a plan that best meets your needs. For more information click on the links below:

Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage Plans are an alternative to traditional Medicare coverage and some include additional benefits.  Many also provide prescription drug coverage. For more information click on the links below:

Supplemental Insurance

Medicare is a good start to maintaining health care coverage, but it's just a start. SHIIP can help you sort through dozens of supplemental coverage plans. For more information click on the links below:

Long Term Care Insurance

A major concern of many seniors and their families is how to cover the cost of long-term care and whether long-term care insurance is a smart investment. For more information click on the links below:

Other Resources

SHIIP–SMP works with a variety of organizations and agencies to assure that Iowans have the information they need to make decisions and receive health benefits. Use the resources listed below to help in your search for information and assistance.