FCMC SHIIP Volunteers are 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Award Recipients
On June 29th, four SHIIP volunteers from Floyd County Medical Center attended the 29th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards ceremony at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Marguerite Ingram, Maida Weigmann, Connie Huemann, and Betty Manning were on hand to receive the Group Length of Service Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad, for facilitating the SHIIP program at Floyd County Medical Center for 10 years. The group was nominated for the award by Julie Rarick of the Des Moines SHIIP office. SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) is a program which provides free and unbiased Medicare insurance counseling and assistance. The SHIIP volunteers accept counseling appointments from October 15th – December 7th every year to assist seniors in understanding Medicare benefits, the prescription drug plans, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. Floyd County Medical Center joins the Governor in honoring these special ladies who have given the precious gift of their time to make a difference and enrich the lives of others in our community.
SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa. SHIIP counselors are trained by the state and do not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents. Floyd County Medical Center is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Floyd County.
Pictured, Marguerite Ingram accepts the Group Length of Service Award from Governor Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.