Iowa Specialty Hospital

Iowa Insurance Division and SHIIP Honor Deb Maxon and Pat Kirstein For Their Commitment to Serving Information Needs of Older Iowans

November 15, 2018

Deb Maxon and Pat Kirstein have received commendation from the Iowa Insurance Division and the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for their years of service as  SHIIP counselors. 

Pat Kirstein and Deb Maxon have been an integral part of the Iowa SHIIP program of outreach and information for Iowans on Medicare,” said Kris Gross, Director of Iowa SHIIP. “Through the work of Pat Kirstein, Deb Maxon and the more than 370 volunteers across the state, SHIIP has  helped thousands of Iowans save money on their insurance costs, saving more than $28 million just last year.”

Deb and Pat are dedicated to providing members of the community with the education, support and assistance they need to make informed decisions,” said Gross. “On behalf of the tens of thousands of current and prospective Iowa Medicare beneficiaries, we thank Iowa Specialty Hospital and their dedicated volunteers for all they have done to help improve quality of life for older Iowans.” 

SHIIP presented the award acknowledging Pat Kirstein and Deb Maxon for their years of service and support during SHIIP’s 2018 volunteer and sponsor recognition luncheon. 

The Senior Health Insurance Information Program, a service of the Insurance Division of the State of Iowa, provides free-of-charge counseling and information to people with questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug program, Medicare Advantage, and other health insurance.  

The State of Iowa created SHIIP in 1990 in response to the statewide need for senior health insurance information. SHIIP does not recommend insurance companies, plans or agents. Across the state, more than 370 volunteer counselors, trained by SHIIP and the State of Iowa Insurance Division, assist Iowans in finding answers to their Medicare questions and providing impartial information to help them make informed decisions.

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