Terri Osborne, SHIBA, right, speaks with
AIHC Executive Director Vickie Lowe.
The Commissioner's State Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) held its first quarterly training on Oct. 21 at Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal facilities in Kitsap County to 35 staff from several Western Washington tribes.
SHIBA will provide training throughout the year to tribes all over the state. Next up is a training in Spokane for tribes in the region.
The goal of the training to provide tribal assisters with information about Medicare eligibility, benefits and coordination with Medicaid for tribal elders and tribal members who need health care.
|Dale Ensign with SHIBA provides |
training to tribal staff about Medicare.