The Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, objective and confidential service. SHIIP is offered through the Iowa Insurance Division. SHIIP offers one-on-one assistance, counseling, and education to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to help them make informed decisions about their care and benefits. SHIIP services support people with limited incomes, Medicare beneficiaries under the age of 65 with disabilities, and individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

Services are delivered through a state-wide network of trained and certified counselors who provide assistance in-person and by phone, make group presentations, and use a variety of media sources to educate people about Medicare.

For an appointment with a counselor, call your local SHIIP-SMP sponsor site.


Funding for these programs is provided in part by grant number 90SAPG0070, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not always represent official ACL or HHS policy.