SHIP Program

SHIP: Senior Health Insurance Program Medicare Counseling

Whether you are new to Medicare or not, Medicare and Social Security can be confusing. Oswego Senior Center’s certified SHIP counselors can help you navigate Medicare, Medicare Advantage and other benefit programs.

SHIP at IL Department on Aging: info on supplement plans, IL Part D, navigating Medicare.gov, and more: https://www.illinois.gov/aging/ship/Pages/default.aspx

Medicare: Remember October 15-December 7 is the Open Enrollment Period for Part D (Drugs) Plans each year.  Every year Medicare recipients should check to see if their Part D Plan is the best plan for them.  Each year plans change, people often save money by switching plans that better cover their medications: www.medicare.gov

Social Security: Apply online for Social Security Retirement and Medicare, Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security, Extra Help for Medicare Part D: https://www.ssa.gov/

Local Social Security Office
325 N Lake St.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-264-3739

Benefits Access: Apply online for IL License Plate Discount and Ride-free Card: https://www.illinois.gov/aging/BenefitsAccess/Pages/default.aspx

Medicaid: Apply online for SNAP, Medicare Savings, full Medicaid, cash assistance: www.hfs.illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Human Services- Public Aid

DHS Family Community Resource Center in Cook County – Kane/Aurora (Kendall)

Family Community Resource Center
361 West Old Indian Trail
Aurora, IL 60506

Phone: (630) 844-7400
TTY: (866) 323-0616
Fax: (630) 844-7499

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (except state holidays)