Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
Helping to make Medicare manageable
SHIBA is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC).
We’re a statewide network of trained volunteers who assist and advocate for consumers about Medicare, health insurance, and access to health care and prescription drugs.
This impartial counseling resource helps consumers understand their rights and options, learn about private insurance, government programs and many other health care-related topics.
SHIBA Resource Library
The SHIBA Resource Library covers everything from your first steps towards Medicare, prescription coverage, and other health-related assistance.
We frequently host events near you to educate individuals and organizations on Medicare and counseling services.
You may schedule an in-person meeting at a community site in your neighborhood.
To find an event or meeting near you, go to the SHIBA events calendar.
Classes & Counseling Sites
Want to Schedule a Free Presentation?
Schedule a free presentation for your group, community or staff by submitting the below presentation request form. Questions? Give us a call!
Inspired to Volunteer as a Benefits Advisor?
We’d love for you to join us! Our volunteers all receive substantial training and enjoy making a meaningful difference in the community.
To learn more about volunteering, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.727.6221 or you can download the below volunteer application. Submission instructions are on the application. Bilingual and bicultural volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply!