LifeStream Providing SHIP Counseling During Open Enrollment

LifeStream Services has trained State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors on staff to help navigate the complexities of healthcare during the Open Enrollment period which ends on December 7. SHIP provides free, impartial health insurance information and is not affiliated with any insurance company.

SHIP can help answer questions on Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, prescription drug coverage, and low income assistance. The goal of this program is to help the beneficiary make well-informed decisions regarding their health care and get the most value for their health insurance dollars.

LifeStream is hosting virtual and special community events to help those in need during Open Enrollment.

  • SHIP Question and Answer Virtual Session on October 27 from noon to 1:00pm and again from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. A SHIP Counselor will provide a short presentation with general information and will be available to answer general questions. No personal information will be discussed during the presentation. Join the noon session at bit.ly/SHIPInfoSession1 or the 6pm session at bit.ly/SHIPInfoSession2.
  • SHIP Community Event on Tuesday, November 16 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Farmland Senior Center located at 100 N. Main St. Farmland, IN 47340. Appointments are required at this location. Please call 800-589-1121 to schedule.
  • SHIP Community Event on Monday, November 29 from 8:00am to 3:00pm at IU Health Jay Hospital located at 500 W. Votaw St. Portland, IN 47371. Appointments are required at this location. Please call 800-589-1121 to schedule.

In-person appointments can be scheduled at the Yorktown, Richmond, and Pendleton LifeStream offices by calling 800-589-1121. SHIP Counselors are also available via phone at 800-589-1121 to help answer questions and review current plans. This program is available to anyone in Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties. Visit lifestreaminc.org or call 800-589-1121 to learn more.