Senior Health
Insurance Benefit
Assistance Program (SHIBA)

The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program, administered by OCWCOG on behalf of the State of Oregon,  educates and advocates for the residents in our Region about Medicare. SHIBA counselors provide one-on-one counseling and monthly Medicare classes throughout Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties.

Download the 2024 SHIBA Guide & Correction Guide.

Interested in volunteering?

Upcoming Free SHIBA Medicare Classes

This class is designed for anyone who will be eligible for Medicare within a few months or is new to Medicare. Current beneficiaries who would like a better understanding of their benefits and options will also find this course valuable. Spouses and family members are encouraged to attend to gain knowledge about Medicare and the options available for their loved ones!

Due to the limited class size, advanced registration is required for all classes. Register today by calling 541-812-0849 or 541-574-2684. 

7/23 - 10am - 12pm, LBCC Benton Center Corvallis

8/15 - 10am - 12pm, LBCC Albany Campus

8/30 – 10am – 12pm, Samaritan Health Ed Building , Newport

9/26 - 2pm - 3pm, Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City

10/25 – 10am – 12pm, Samaritan Health Ed Building, Newport

11/7 - 2pm - 3pm, Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City

11/15 – 2pm – 4pm, Newport 60+ Center

11/29 – 10am – 12pm, Samaritan Health Ed Building, Newport

Contact Us

Benton and Linn Counties

Lincoln County

State Website, click HERE

Taylor Thorn

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