SHIP – (Senior Health Insurance Program) then the description
AgeOptions is a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) site, providing health insurance counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. SHIP is sponsored by the Illinois Department of Insurance. For more information on the Senior Health Insurance Program https://www2.illinois.gov/
SHAP – (Senior Health Assistance Program) Provides technical assistance, phone support and counseling in order to help Medicare beneficiaries eligible for the Medicare Part D benefit select and enroll in Part D plans and eligible persons (including those under the age of 60) to apply for Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) Program, Medicare Part B Prevention and Wellness benefit and other prescription drug assistance program options. Community-based sites that are part of the Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP) provide information, educational programs and individual counseling for older adults, people with disabilities and those who care for them about programs that help pay for prescriptions. For more information on SHAP program https://www2.illinois.