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SENIOR CENTER PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE VIA ZOOM

UNTIL WE REACH PHASE 4

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ARE WORKING REMOTELY

AND WILL DO OUR BEST TO RETURN ANY INQUIRIES

IN A TIMELY MANNER.

       

Serving Medicare Clients of

Snohomish & East Skagit Counties 

and Camano Island

 

For information call 425.290.1276

 

        

 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our advisors are working by phone or by Zoom.  Many days and times are still available for individual consultations, but these will disappear quickly as we move further into Open Enrollment.  Call now for an appointment:  425.290.1276

 

 

SHIBA-Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors

 

Insurance options for Medicare-eligible individuals

  • Find affordable health insurance, prescription drugs, or health care for you and your family
  • Learn about your rights and options
  • Compare insurance plans and prices
  • Understand government health programs
  • Appeal a decision by your health plan
  • Understand a bill from your doctor's office

 

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) is a free, confidential and impartial counseling resource sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.  Volunteer advisors will help you understand your rights and options, and offer

up-to-date information so that you can make an informed decision concerning your health insurance needs.

 

SHIBA volunteers are highly trained to counsel Medicare-eligible residents of all ages regarding choices, options, and problems with private health insurance, affordable prescription drugs, and Medicare.

 

 

Become a SHIBA volunteer

Help your friends, neighbors and family learn more about health insurance and public programs!  Many volunteer opportunities available!  SHIBA volunteers receive 30 hours of basic health insurance training, monthly updates and ongoing supervision and support by a staff member of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.  Please contact SHIBA Volunteer Coordinator Sue Shearer at 425.954.2522 or the SHIBA Helpline at 425.290.1276 for information.

 

For Medicare and/or supplemental insurance plans

 

Phone:  425.290.1276

Fax:  425.774.2921

 

Email: SHIBA

 

Address:

Edmonds Waterfront Center

220 Railroad Ave

PO Box 717

Edmonds, WA 98020

 

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday

8:00am-4:00pm

 

Friday 9:00am-12:00pm 

 

 

Not Medicare eligible?

Contact Washington Healthplan Finder

855.923.4633

or visit

wahealthplanfinder.org

 

 

Fraud Education Corner

Please click the link below to view this important video:

Protecting Yourself Against Fraud

 

Tips on how to Stop Fraud During Open Enrollment

 

* Medicare will never call or visit.  Medicare will only send information via postal mail service

* Guard your Medicare card and number like a credit card

* Don't give out your Medicare number except to your doctor or other providers

* Don't let someone push you into making a fast decision

* If you receive a call, especially from a number you do not recognize or anyone requesting personal information, hang up immediately

* Know your health care options.  Get help from your family, the Medicare website or your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

* No health care plan is allowed to cold call you, meaning make an unsolicited call, in an attempt to sell you something