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SHIIP Services Volunteer Counselors Needed

Orange City Area Health System is an official sponsor for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a free health insurance counseling service of the state of Iowa.  Volunteer Health Insurance Counselors are needed to assist older adults who have questions or problems related to Medicare, Medicare drug coverage, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance, and claims filings.

SHIIP volunteer counselors receive six days of intensive initial training during two separate sessions in the spring; a comprehensive SHIIP resource manual; and regular support and follow-up training from the Iowa Insurance Division.

The Sioux County SHIIP office, located at Orange City Area Health System, will open when volunteers have been recruited and trained.

For more information on how to volunteer contact the SHIIP office at 515-281-6867, or Char Ten Clay, SHIIP coordinator for Orange City Area Health System, at 712-737-4002.