Benefits Information and Enrollment

AgeOptions staff will connect you to our partner agencies that can assist with enrollment in programs in areas such as prescription drugs, medical care, food, and utilities.

AgeOptions is a Benefits Enrollment Center designated by the National Council on Aging and can assist older adults and people with disabilities receive information about benefits, be screened for eligibility and receive assistance in enrolling in public benefit programs at community-based locations. For more information on Benefit Enrollment centers visit

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

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

Benefits Enrollment Center

AgeOptions’ Benefit Enrollment center and our network of community-based partners help low-income seniors and people with disabilities find and enroll in all the benefits programs for which they are eligible.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

The ADRC offers information to help older adults, caregivers and people with disabilities make decisions about care.

H.O.P.E. by AgeOptions

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Education and technical assistance for professionals who counsel older adults and people with disabilities on health care coverage options, including Medicare and Medicaid.


A free web-based service of the National Council on Aging.