Welcome to Medicare 2019

Will you be going on Medicare in the next six months and/or want to know more about Medicare?

Free Seminars

Attend a free seminar by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) volunteers; no pre-registration required.  Counselors will answer brief questions following the seminars. Seminars run 2-2.5 hours. For information call:  360-321-1600 ext 0.

Oak Harbor Senior Center

Thursday, April 25 11 a.m.

Friday, May 10 1 p.m.

Oak Harbor Senior Center

51 SE Jerome St.  Oak Harbor, WA   98277

Island Senior Resources (Bayview)

Thursday, May 9  1 p.m.

Island Senior Resources (Bayview)

14594 SR 525   Langley, WA   98260

Information will be provided on:

  • “Basic” Medicare benefits
  • Options for additional insurance(s). 
  • Medicare parts A and B
  • The differences between “Medigap” (supplemental) insurance and Advantage plans
  • benefits and rates
  • prescription drug plans.  (If you want help with your drug plan, bring a detailed list of your drugs).
  • Note:  Medicare Advantage plan enrollees who want to opt out of their plan can do so between January 1 and March 31.  This will also be discussed.

The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers unbiased, confidential advising for Medicare benefits and insurance options. 

Individual Consultations:

For more in-depth information about Medicare options, advisors are available for 1:1 consultation at:


Oak Harbor Senior Center:

51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor, WA 98277



Call to schedule an appointment:          



Whidbey Health Medical Center:

101 N Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239



Call to schedule an appointment:          



Island Senior Resources (Bayview):

14594 SR 525, Langley, WA 98260



Call to schedule an appointment:    

360-321-1600, ext 0

Note: SHIBA volunteers work under the guidance of the Insurance Commissioner’s Office.