SHIBA

(Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors)

SHIBA is a state funded program administered by Island Senior Resources. Trained volunteers are available to provide you with objective information about insurance options that may be right for your circumstances. They help you understand what choices you have so you can act on your own behalf. Our team offers unbiased and confidential advising for Medicare benefits and insurance options to people of all ages and backgrounds. The program is sponsored locally by Island Senior Resources. SHIBA volunteers cannot make choices for you, nor can they make house calls.
SHIBA is a state funded program administered by Island Senior Resources. Trained volunteers are available to provide you with objective information about insurance options that may be right for your circumstances. They help you understand what choices you have so you can act on your own behalf.

Our team offers unbiased and confidential advising for Medicare benefits and insurance options to people of all ages and backgrounds. The program is sponsored locally by Island Senior Resources.

SHIBA volunteers cannot make choices for you, nor can they make house calls.

We Can Help You with Medicare

Medicare 2021

Medicare’s open enrollment runs Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. This is when you need to update and/or change your Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare drug plans to meet your needs next year. There are BIG changes in Medicare in 2021 for some enrollees. Island County has new Medicare Advantage Plans.  Learn about changes in premiums and formularies for Part D prescription plans to take effect January 1st by attending a “Medicare 2021” Zoom seminar listed below.  The right plan can save you hundreds of dollars in premiums and co-pays!  We will help you understand what is best for you!  Attend a Zoom seminar on any of the dates below.  Be sure to register.

Getting Ready for Medicare

If you are going on Medicare in the next six months and/or are wanting to know more about Medicare, attend a “Getting Ready for Medicare” seminar on Zoom, offered by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) volunteers.  Counselors will answer brief questions following the seminars. Seminars run 1 -1.5 hours.  Attend a Zoom seminar on any of the dates below.  Be sure to register.

Information will be provided about:  

  • “Basic” Medicare benefits 
  • Changes for 2021(covered in the Medicare 2021 classes)
  • 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, we will tell you how to get it). 

Individual Consultations

For more in-depth information, advisors are available for individual consultations by phone or zoomcall 360-321-1600 or 360-678-3373 ext 0. 

Online Zoom Medicare Sessions

Register in advance for the online session you want to attend. 

Medicare 2021

Nov. 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

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Dec. 1 at 1pm – Medicare 2021 (Workshop for Part D Prescription Plans including a special presentation on Medicare and Diabetes)

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Dec. 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

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Getting Ready for Medicare

Nov. 20th 10:30 a.m.

 
Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
 
 

Jan. 15 at 1 p.m.

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Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m.

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Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.

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Mar. 4 at 10:30 a.m.

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Mar. 23 at 1 p.m.

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