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September 19, 2013

Counselors offer free medicare information at MHP


The Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — If you have questions about Medicare, Mahaska Health Partnership has multiple Senior Health Insurance Information Program counselors ready to assist you. SHIIP provides free information as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare insurance claims and other Medicare related issues.  Shirley Vore of Oskaloosa recently completed the six-day extensive SHIIP training program conducted by the State of Iowa Insurance Division. She and fellow SHIIP Counselor JoAnn Shefers of Oskaloosa are now available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment. To make an appointment with a SHIIP counselor on the MHP campus, please call (641) 672-3342. SHIIP was created in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents; the volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well-informed decisions regarding their healthcare needs. Mahaska Health Partnership, located in Oskaloosa, is a non-profit health system accredited by the Joint Commission. It is guided by its mission to provide exceptional customer service and health improvement, linking the science of medicine with the humanity of compassionate care. For more information about how Mahaska Health Partnership is making healthcare personal, visit www.mahaskahealth.org.