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Illinois Department Of Aging Holding Clinic For Teaching Medicare

The Illinois Department on aging has announced it will assist eligible residents get through signing up for Medicare and avoid late enrollment penalties through a new program called "Welcome to Medicare Fair." The event is set to be on June 23rd from 2 PM until 6 PM to provide persons 60 and older and persons with disabilities ages 18-59 local, trusted, and unbiased medicare help. 


The free virtual event will offer general sessions with expert presenters on Medicare eligiblity, enrollment, costs, and coverage options. Experts will be on hand to explain Medicare coverage options and how Medicare works with other insurance and state Medicaid. You may visit this story to find out how to register, but registration must be complete by today (Monday, June 21st). To find out more about the program and to register you may visit here.


The SHIP program stands for IDOA's  State Health Insurance Assistance Program and is part of a national SHIP network, funded by the US Administration for COmmuntiy Living, Office of Healthcare Information and Counseling. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program hopes to empower, educate, and assist those individuals who need Medicare.


To receive assistance for Medicare visit https://www2illinois.gov/aging/ship, call 1-800-252-8966 or email SHIP at aging.ship@illinois.gov. 

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