Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)

SHIBA is a partially state-funded program sponsored by Island Senior Resources, under the guidance of the Washington State Office of the Insurance commissioner 


Do you need help with Medicare?

We can help you learn the rules of Medicare for yourself or a loved one. Trained volunteers provide objective information about Medicare and other medical options in individual consultations or classes (see Webinar discussion below).

  • Information on enrollment, costs and benefits, prescription coverage, low-income assistance
  • Unbiased and confidential information. SHIBA volunteers do not choose plans for you, you choose!


  • Anyone eligible for or currently enrolled in Medicare
  • Anyone who needs to know more about Medicare and related programs


  • Free; however, donations are always appreciated as state funding does not cover the full cost of the program. 

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Informational Videos

Watch the following videos prior to attending an online Medicare webinar or at any other time

Original Medicare vs Medicare Advantage Plans

Deceptive Marketing Practices and Medicare Health Plans


Resource Articles

Get help paying for Medicare

 See if you qualify for a Medicare Savings Program: Learn More.