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Illinois Medigap Resources

Are you an Illinois resident in need of information to find out about Medicare coverage or eligibility? The resources below may help.

Contact an Illinois Medicare Insurance Broker

Illinois SHIP

Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program Website
SHIP is run by the Illinois Department of Aging, and it offers free counseling for any Illinois resident covered by Medicare, as well as to their caregivers.

Available Resources:

  • Find a SHIP Counselor – SHIP is located in each Illinois county. Find the office nearest to you here.
  • Find a Provider  – The Illinois Department on Aging and the Elderly maintains this caregiver list and resource.
  • Prescription Drug Assistance  – How to qualify for prescription drug assistance in Illinois.
  • Medicare Webinars – SHIP offers a variety of webinars to help you learn the ins and outs of Medicare coverage.
  • Prescription Drug Guide – This online brochure includes helpful information about Illinois Medicare prescription drug coverage.

Illinois Department of Human Services

Find an IDHS Location Near You
Toll-free: 800-843-6154
Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) administers Illinois Medicaid and can answer questions regarding eligibility or benefits. Use the locator (above) or call to find an office near you.

Available Resources:

Illinois Department of Insurance

IDS Website
Consumer Services Section
Chicago Location
122 S. Michigan Ave., 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Springfield Location
320 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62767
877-527-9431

Illinois Department of Insurance regulates the insurance industry in Illinois, including the handling of health insurance-related complaints.

Available Resources:

Illinois Rx Buying Club

Illinois Rx Buying Club Website
P.O. Box 94858
Chicago, IL 60690-4440
Toll-Free 866-215-3462
If you are an Illinois resident and your total household income is less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level, you can save 20% (on average) on your prescription drugs. See site for details.

Medicare Benefits and Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB)

Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Operations Center
P.O. Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017-0045
Phone: 202-606-0500
Toll-Free: 1-88USOPMRET (1-888-767-6738)
This resource is for federal employees who receive Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB). Qualifying current and retired employees can refer Medicare-related questions to the FEHB office.

Available Resources:

  • Medicare and FEHB and Medicare Brochure
  • Medicare and FEHB FAQs

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