CHOICES Volunteer with SWCAA
Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
Make a positive difference in your community! The Southwest CT Agency on Aging is accepting volunteer applications for our CHOICES program. CHOICES, Connecticut's State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is part of a national network of SHIP agencies that offers free, confidential counseling, education and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and the general public. CHOICES is administered by the Department of Aging and Disability Services State Unit on Aging in partnership with CT's five Area Agencies on Aging and the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
The following opportunities are available:
Open Enrollment Counselor
More information on CHOICES Counselor volunteer positions:
CHOICES counselor trainings are free for volunteers and $125 for in-kind (paid) professionals. Training participants will complete an orientation session, 5 full days of training, sign the CHOICES Memorandum of Understanding, and pass the online certification exam. Training topics include but are not limited to: Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, Medigap, eligibility, coverage, costs, coordination of benefits and transitions from other insurance, and cost assistance programs for low-income beneficiaries, including MSP, LIS and Medicaid. Training manuals will be provided.
Individuals who may have a conflict of interest such as insurance agents, brokers and financial planners are unable to participate in the trainings.
Registration/application and Approval by Regional Coordinator Required to Attend Training.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of everyone involved, all orientation and training sessions are currently provided online.
Contact Regional Coordinator Claire Volain at email@example.com or 203-814-3639.
About Southwestern CT Agency on Aging
1000 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604, US
Providing leadership and resources to meet the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population and to maintain and imporve the quality of life and independence of older persons.
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