Online registration has closed. Please call 563-387-3036.
SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is a program through the State of Iowa – staffed by trained volunteers – that provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with:
- Medicare coverage
- Medicare supplement insurance
- Medicare Part D assistance and enrollment (prescription insurance)
- Long-term care insurance
- Medicare and insurance claims
- Other related issues
SHIIP does not endorse insurance companies, plans or agents; the volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help seniors make well-informed decisions. SHIIP is available to help if you:
- Are going on Medicare
- Are over age 65, on Medicare, and have questions
- Are on disability with Medicare and Medicaid
Learn more about SHIIP by visiting http://www.shiip.state.ia.us/.
How to make a SHIIP appointment
SHIIP volunteers are available by appointment at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah by calling 563-387-3036. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, all appointments will be conducted via a phone call.
What to bring to your SHIIP appointment
Please bring your insurance card(s) and a list of your current medications.
Directions to the SHIIP office
WMC provides office space for the SHIIP program. For simple access to the SHIIP office, please park in Parking Lot E on the East side of the WMC campus, and enter through door E-1. There is a reception/waiting area inside door E-1, and WMC staff will assist you.
SHIIP volunteers at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah