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SHIBA News Flash is published biweekly, or more frequently for time-sensitive health insurance news. Please pass this information on to others who may be interested. To contribute items, email Donna Wells, editor.

May 21, 2020 (

  • COVID-19 and new Medicare "equitable relief"
  • CMS clarifies broad expansion of Special Enrollment Periods for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans

April 8, 2020 (

  • Medicare patients under “observation status” win right to appeal
  • Free webinar: Three steps to manage stress during uncertain times

March 31, 2020 (

  • Coronavirus and health insurance if you’re working and age 65 plus

March 18, 2020 (

  • Beware of Medicare coronavirus scams
  • Keeping OIC staff and consumers safe

Feb. 14, 2020 (

  • CMS announce sanctions against Clear Spring plans

Jan. 22, 2020 (

  • New twist on Social Security phone scam