SHIIP - Senior Health Insurance Information Program

Medicare, Medicaid and other types of health insurance can be confusing to many people; therefore, the federal government, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, funds a senior health insurance assistance program in every state. The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program SHIIP is located within the Nebraska Department of Insurance. The Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program contracts with the Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging to provide counselor activities and answer telephone calls from the SHIIP toll-free hotline (800) 234-7119 for residents of Nebraska.

SHIIP provides information and counseling to older Nebraskans and persons with disabilities regarding Medicare, Medicaid and health insurance.

SHIIP can help with:

  • Medicare eligibility & benefits
  • Medicare claims & claim filing
  • Medicare supplement insurance
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
  • Medicaid eligibility and benefits
  • Long Term care insurance
  • Group insurance

SHIIP counselors will not recommend policies, companies or insurance agents but will provide free, unbiased answers to the questions of consumers and their caregivers.

An important role of the SHIIP program is to provide outreach and education to people with Medicare and others regarding health insurance options, benefits and choices.

SHIIP counselors receive training on all aspects of Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. Counselors are available to meet with consumers for personalized counseling sessions to help with existing problems and to provide support during the decision making process.

Want more information?

SHIIP offers a toll-free hotline for residents of Nebraska. Any person eligible for Medicare, concerned relatives or friends can call the SHIIP hotline for answers to insurance questions or to arrange a meeting with a SHIIP counselor at (800) 234-7119.

Please contact Beverly Myers at:
(402) 370-3454 or (800) 234-7119
Beverly.Myers@Nebraska.gov