About the Program

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased, and confidential program provided to you from the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. SHIBA is an all-volunteer program that makes our home at the Olympia Senior Center. If you reside in Mason or Thurston County, our volunteers can help guide you through your Medicare options.

Our staff can help make sense of confusing information, potentially find programs that may save you money on Medicare’s out of pocket costs or help you make more informed choices about your health care.  SHIBA volunteers assist thousands of individuals and their families every year.

“Thank you so much for the help with our RX coverage. Your help was a drastically needed rescue from total confusion.”

SHIBA hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

If you would like to volunteer for this rewarding program please contact the SHIBA helpline at 1.800.562.6900 or contact Janis Rich at 360.586.6181 ext. 134 or email her at jrich@SouthSoundSeniors.org

Recipients

Are you new to Medicare? If you have questions regarding your choices for health care options now that you are eligible for Medicare, SHIBA volunteers are here to help. SHIBA is a free, unbiased and confidential service provided through the Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Visit their website at http://www.oic.wa.gov/.

We are providing a "Welcome to Medicare" Zoom event twice monthly.  If you would like to sign up for one of the virtual classes or if you would like more details, please contact our SHIBA Coordinator, Janis Rich at 360.586.6181 ext. 134 or email her at jrich@SouthSoundSeniors.org