New SHIIP Counselor for Medicare Information

New SHIIP Counselor Offering Medicare Information in Carroll County

posted on 10/5/2018 in Press Release

Where can I go to find answers about the Medicare prescription drug plans? Are mammograms covered by Medicare Part B? What is a Medicare Advantage plan?

I’m turning 65—who can help me understand Medicare? My medications have gotten so expensive I just can’t afford to take them all, is there any help?

Answers to these questions can be found by meeting with an Iowa Senior Health Insurance Information Program or SHIIP counselor at St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home.

St. Anthony Regional Hospital is pleased to announce that Ralph vonQualen from Carroll completed the extensive training program and will be assisting prospective and current Iowa Medicare beneficiaries in navigating their insurance choices. The counseling is service provided by the state of Iowa Insurance Division’s SHIIP program and is sponsored locally by St. Anthony Hospital.

Ralph, his wife Sharon and their family moved to Carroll in 1994. He is the owner of ACTS and does contract research on soybeen diseases for seed companies, universities and consultants. During tax seesion he assists Feldman and Company with tax fililngs. He was movitated to help other people sign up for Medicare after he help he received from Carroll’s SHIIP counselor, Karen Johnson.

To schedule an appointment with one of our SHIIP counselors call (712) 794-5801SHIIP

SHIIP provides free informational materials as well as one-to-one assistance with questions and problems related to Medicare benefits, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare and insurance claims and other related issues. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents; the volunteers answer questions and provide impartial information to help Iowans on Medicare make well-informed decisions.

For more information, contact the site or visit Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program SHIIP website www.shiip.iowa.gov/