SHIBA – Medicare Enrollment
Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance is a free, federally funded program. Information and enrollment help is available to those eligible for Medicare, their family members and caregivers.
Trained volunteer enrollment counselors provide plain-language descriptions of–
• Medicare health benefits,
• Medicare prescription plans, and
• Supplemental benefits available with private health insurance policies.
Call the Oregon SHIBA office to request an appointment year round.
Step 1: Call 1-800-722-4134
Step 2: Enter you zip code, or you can hold on the line to speak with a representative.
The open enrollment period for Medicare benefits is October through December each year. Adults who will celebrate their 65th birthday in the coming calendar year are eligible to sign up for Medicare insurance. Medicare is publicly funded health insurance for patients age 65 and older. You may qualify for Medicare if you are under 65 years of age and have a disability.