Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

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:

  1. Answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement insurance, long term care insurance, Medicare HMO’s, Prescription Drug plans and other health insurance.
  2. Analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care insurance policies.
  3. Educate consumers.
  4. 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

Our Location.

Boone County Council on Aging
The Keen Age Center
2141 Henry Luckow Lane
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Contact Information.

PH: (815) 544-9893 (Voice & TTY Use your TTY or dial 711)
TOLL FREE: 1-800-961-5336
FAX: (815) 547-7373
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Our Hours.

Hours: Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Outreach available later hours by appointment.
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