Medicare Insurance Benefits Guidance
Perhaps you’re familiar with Apple’s Siri (Where’s The Nearest Coffee Shop?) or Amazon’s Alexa (Play: Florida Georgia Line Simple).
If you know someone on Medicare, then please introduce them to SHIBA: Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) available in Idaho and Oregon.
Medicare participants need to complete their annual Medicare Advantage and Part D check-up during the Open Enrollment Period, October 15 through December 7.
Overwhelmed by Medicare Advantage advertisements? Trained SHIBA Volunteers can help you pick a plan that meets your health needs, without the sales hype.
Among other services, SHIBA volunteers can help Medicare beneficiaries navigate the maze of options, costs, and benefits including:
- Find out if you’re eligible for benefits you are not receiving
- Compare medical and prescription insurance policies
- File claims
- Make appeals and complaints when necessary
You can find a SHIBA program near you.
Free Medicare Benefits Counseling and Information:
In IDAHO call 800-247-4422 (toll free) or find help.
In Oregon call Call 800-722-4134 (toll free)
This information is provided by Oregon-Idaho United Methodist Abundant Health Ministries, Marshall Wattman-Turner Coordinator.