SHIP Counselor (Senior Health Insurance Program)

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Ingalls Hospital

  • 18 people are interested

The volunteer is a part of the hospital service team. You will work closely with hospital staff and other volunteers in a service capacity. Establish positive customer rapport while representing Ingalls Hospital. SHIP Counselors are trained to: Educate and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare HMO, PPO, and other health plans. Assist in filing Medicare claims and Analyze Medicare Supplement and Long Term policies. Provide one-on-one counseling to Medicare beneficiaries and their care givers. Explain Medicare health care choices, and speak to small groups or help out at community health events.

Must satisfactorily complete the initial 5 day SHIP training session. Be able to navigate the internet. Must be willing to contribute 8-10 hours per month counseling SHIP clients. Provide health insurance counseling without conflict of interest. Cannot be affiliated with the insurance industry or insurance claims filing business to the extent that serving as a SHIP volunteer could be used for personal and financial gain. Must attend ongoing education programs or meetings.

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About Ingalls Hospital


One Ingalls Drive, Harvey, IL 60426, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of Ingalls Hospital Volunteer Services Department is to provide an efficient and compassionate volunteer staff which offers an added dimension of care and service to patients, families, and visitors, as well as support services for Ingalls Hospital staff.


37 Acre campus, 20 minutes south of Chicago. DNV Accredited - licensed for 582 beds. Ingalls Family Care Centers in Flossmoor, Tinley Park, and Calumet City.


We'll work with your schedule.


One Ingalls DriveHarvey, IL 60426


  • Office Reception
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • One day a week for 4 hours

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