“It can cost you a lot of money or you may not get the drugs you need,” said Groff.
MHP is one of 129 volunteer sponsor organizations across Iowa, Groff said, adding that there is no gain to the hospital. She also noted that SHIIP does not push people toward any plan or agent.
“We have to stay neutral,” she said. “Our job is to help people understand their options so that they have the best coverage at the least cost.”
Those who would like to make an appointment with a SHIIP volunteers can call (641) 672-3342.
Herald City Editor Andy Goodell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.