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Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA)

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) is a statewide network of trained volunteers who educate, assist and advocate for seniors about their rights and options regarding health insurance, so they can make informed choices.

The free program is sponsored by the Oregon Insurance Division.

SHIBA volunteers are trained and kept up to date by experts in the Oregon Insurance Division. They are able to answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement insurance, managed care, Long-term Care insurance, employment-related benefits, medical billings assistance, retirement health plans, pre-retirement decisions, and other consumer protection issues.

Over 200 volunteers are active in more than 30 Oregon counties. To locate the SHIBA unit closest to you, check our list of SHIBA sponsors.

SHIBA Publications

Medicare 2001 Informational Meetings

Bimonthly Letter to Sponsors, Coordinators, and Volunteers

2001 Medicare Deductibles Coinsurances and Premiums.

bullet HCFA Publications and Forms

bullet Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) - Home Page

Oregon Medical Peer Review Organization: OMPRO was appointed by Medicare to protect consumers' right to good healthcare in Oregon.

Tax-Qualified Long Term Care Policies in Oregon

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This document was last revised on June 22, 2001.