Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
The Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement sponsors and manages the Whatcom County Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) program. SHIBA is a free and unbiased service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. The SHIBA program utilizes a statewide network of trained volunteer counselors who educate consumers about their Medicare options and rights.
Frequently Asked Questions
•Original Medicare + Medicare preventative benefits
•Medicare supplement coverage options
•Medicare prescription drug plan options
•Medicare Savings Programs
•Prescription Assistance Programs
•Medicare rights and protections
•Assisting with filing Medicare complaints
•Fraud and abuse prevention. SHIBA is Washington state’s Senior Medicare Patrol project. We can help clients prevent, detect and report Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse.