Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

The Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P.) is a free statewide health insurance counseling/education service for Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers. S.H.I.P. is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging. To read more about S.H.I.P. visit their website:

S.H.I.P. counselors are trained to educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Supplements. Senior Services Plus has two full-time S.H.I.P. counselors that can help individuals apply for programs that could potentially make Medicare more affordable such as Extra Help and the Medicare Savings Program S.H.I.P. counselors also utilize Medicare’s website to help Medicare beneficiaries enroll in drug coverage . To schedule an appointment to meet with a S.H.I.P. counselor at our Alton facility, please call 618-465-3298 x112 or x115. To find a S.H.I.P. counselor in your area, please call  (800) 252-8966.