The BCCA provides free insurance counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company, and its counselors do not sell or solicit insurance. Counselors are trained by the Illinois Department of Insurance to:
- Answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare HMO’s, Prescription Drug plans and other health insurance.
- Analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care insurance policies.
- Educate consumers.
- BCCA’s SHIP counselors also serve as a clearinghouse for publications such as Medicare Supplement Premium Comparison Guides and booklets on long term care insurance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SHIP, PLEASE CALL the Boone County Council on Aging “The Keen Age Center” 2141 Henry Luckow Lane, Belvidere, IL 61008 815-544-9893