Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)


Washington state's SHIBA provides free, unbiased and confidential help with Medicare and health care choices to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our volunteer advisors, located around the state, can help you:

  • Assess health care coverage needs

  • Determine general eligibility for health care coverage programs

  • Evaluate and compare health insurance plans and programs

  • Provide enrollment help with Medicare

  • Speak with 1-800 Medicare on your behalf

  • Make referrals to other agencies and programs

  • Collect and report possible fraud complaints