Susan Briles SEARHC

Did you miss the Medicare & Social Security event?

SEARHC can answer questions


If you missed the recent presentation on Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits, (offered by SEARHC & Cynthia Gibson) SEARHC can still help inform you & answer your questions. Says Briles:

  • It is common for people to be unsure of their Medicare options, the coverage they need, and when they should sign up to begin receiving Social Security benefits. Susan Briles, a Certified Medicare Counselor with Patient Health Benefits at SEARHC, will speak about Medicare options and avoiding the pitfalls and penalties that may surprise some. Cynthia Gibson, CFP®, will speak about how to make the most of the Social Security benefits available to you. Both will be available for questions following their presentations. 

SEARHC actually provides free information about all types of Health Benefits available to Southeast Alaskans, via their benefits page at Or you may telephone (907) 966-8684.

  • SEARHC’s Patient Health Benefits program provides free help signing up for health insurance to Southeast Alaskans. If you need assistance with Medicaid, Medicare, Veteran’s Benefits, the Health Insurance Marketplace, Tribally Sponsored Health Insurance Program, HRSA sliding discount or our Financial Assistance program, we can help you.
  • Do you have questions about health insurance? Do you know what coverage you may be eligible for? SEARHC Patient Health Benefits is staffed with certified application counselors who can assist you with the process.
  • Our team can help find the right coverage fit for you. Alaska Native and American Indians are covered by the Indian Health Service (IHS) however, additional coverage expands options and services available.

About SEARHC:  Established in 1975, SEARHC is one of the largest Native-run healthcare organizations in the United States. As an independent and nonprofit health consortium, SEARHC provides health-related services in 27 communities throughout Southeast Alaska. Visit for more information.

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium & Cynthia Gibson, CFP®, LPL Financial Advisor with Wayfinder Wealth, on May 6th offered a joint presentation aimed at answering questions about Medicare and Social Security retirement benefits. SEARHC is a Certified Application Counselor agency offering free assistance to all SE AK residents. SEARHC/Susan Briles, LPL Financial, and Wayfinder Wealth are not affiliated in any way. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC. To contact Cynthia Gibson, please call her office office at (907) 966-2803