Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors


South Sound Outreach manages the Statewide Health Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for Pierce County. The SHIBA program provides free, unbiased health care coverage counseling to people of ALL ages. We can help you understand your health care coverage options and rights, find affordable health care coverage and evaluate and compare helath plans.


Enrollment in Medicare’s Part C Advantage Plans and Part D. Prescription Drug Plans goes October 15th through December 7th.  If you are new to Medicare or are already enrolled in one of these programs and need your yearly benefit check-up then join us for this free, unbiased Enrollment Clinic!

Medicare Open Enrollment Appointments CLICK HERE!



South Sound Outreach is going out into the community to provide education on often confusing healthcare systems. We understand that

Welcome to Medicare:
Need help understanging Medicare? This class is for current and new benefitciaties, those that will soon be eligible, and anyone who wants to learn more about Medicare health coverage. Various plan options, prescription drug coverage and supplements are discussed. 
Puyallup Campus- 10/04 10-12pm
Fort Steilacoom Campus- 12/13 10-12pm
Affordable Care Act and Insurance Basics:
This course provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act. Review the current plans, go over definitions, and become familiar with terms and benefit statements. Participants are given skills to navigate the healthplanfinder website, instructions on how to access the site, create accounts, and make basic changes to plans.
Puyallup Campus- 10/11 10-12pm & 11/08 10-12pm
Fort Steilacoom Campus- 10/25 10-12pm & 11/22 10-12pm
Registration Workshop for Healthplanfinder:
Use our computer lab and get assistance registering for health insurance. You will use Washington State's Healthplanfinder to sign up for care. Recieve assistance and step-by-step instructions to help you navigate this new system.
Puallup Campus- 12/6 10:00-12:00
Fort Steilacoom Campus- 12/13 10:00-12:00


Service delivery is provided by trained volunteers who can provide consultations via one‐on‐one consultations, by telephone and through public presentations. To schedule a presentation for your organization or agency, or speak with a SHIBA volunteer please call the number provided above. 

Call us today!
1.253.593.3499 or 1.800.562.6900
If you are interested in becoming a SHIBA volunteer please click here.
Find out more about SHIBA.
Additional Medical Options.
If you would like to provide feedback on your experience with SHIBA please click here!!


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