Inter Island Health Care Foundation takes over as Local Medicare Counseling Sponsor

Posted July 31, 2021 at 9:37 am by

Front row, Holly Henry, Pat Van Skyhawk and Patti Bjarnason, of San Juan Island. Second Row, Mac Langford, Lopez Island, and Pegi Groundwater and Michael Moss of Orcas Island. SHIBA, Contributed.

By Pegi Ground­wa­ter, San Juan Coun­ty SHIBA Vol­un­teer Coordinator
Inter Island Health­care Foun­da­tion is the new Statewide Health Insur­ance Ben­e­fits Advi­sors spon­sor for San Juan Coun­ty as of July 1. Inter Island replaces SHIBA spon­sor Island Hospital.
SHIBA is a pub­lic ser­vice offered by the Wash­ing­ton State Office of Insur­ance Com­mis­sion­er. Vol­un­teers statewide pro­vide free, impar­tial and con­fi­den­tial Medicare coun­sel­ing and edu­ca­tion to peo­ple in their com­mu­ni­ties about Medicare health plans, pre­scrip­tion drug access, pro­grams to help pay for Medicare, fraud and abuse, and more. Read more about SHIBA.
Inter Island Health­care Foun­da­tion Board of Trustees Mem­ber Evan Per­ol­laz approached the Foundation’s oth­er board mem­bers sev­er­al months ago with a pro­pos­al to spon­sor SHIBA.
“The oth­er board mem­bers enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly agreed as they rec­og­nized the val­ue SHIBA vol­un­teers pro­vide to sup­port­ing health­care in the islands,” said Perollaz. 

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