SHIIP Medicare Counseling

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage. The Center's SHIIP team is currently offering Medicare counseling appointments both virtually and in-person. 


Medicare Open Enrollment Period

The Center’s SHIIP volunteers will be happy to assist you in navigating options for prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans during the open enrollment period from October 15 - December 7, 2021. 

During the OEP we will be offering in-person appointments at the Senior Center, Mercer Park Aquatic Center, and the North Liberty Library, as well as virtual appointments via Zoom or by phone.


University of Iowa Employees & Retirees

We also offer specialized SHIIP counseling for University of Iowa employees/retirees and their spouses. These sessions encompass both UI health plan options and broader Medicare options/decisions. If you have a UI employee/retiree health care plan, please click below to make an appointment (for all topics, including the Medicare Open Enrollment Period).


Find Medicare information and resources online

Visit the State of Iowa's website for Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) to explore general Medicare information and resources.