Fight Fraud as a Senior Medicare Patrol Volunteer!
Tired of being targeted by scam callers and phony health care providers? Want to make a difference in the lives of older adults? Join the Pennsylvania Senior Medicare Patrol (PA-SMP) in helping your community members protect themselves and their Medicare from predatory fraudsters!
Medicare loses nearly $100 BILLION a year to fraud, errors, and abuse that severely compromises beneficiary health and Medicare's financial solvency. As tax payers, every dollar lost to fraud is money taken directly from our pockets. Older adults are the most targeted demographic and are at an increased risk of being victimized by scammers, particularly those who are homebound and/or living alone.
The PA-SMP, part of a national initiative through The Administration for Community Living, is dedicated to curbing fraud and abuse in Medicare. SMP volunteers work closely within their communities to educate older adults, their families, and caregivers about how to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud through group speaking engagements and participation in community events. All volunteers are provided the appropriate training and resources to best deliver the fraud prevention message to groups of all sizes and backgrounds.
The majority of PA-SMP volunteers are Medicare beneficiaries themselves; however, all interested applicants are encouraged to contact us about volunteering. In addition to the initial orientation and training period, volunteers are provided continuing education opportunities nearly month via Zoom presentations with industry experts, federal and state partners, and other SMP stations across the country. Volunteers, if desired, are also eligible to receive a stipend for each covered SMP event.
For more information or to apply to become a volunteer, please contact the PA-SMP Volunteer Coordinator, Dan Milloy, at 267-546-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARIE provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age,
disability, or status as a veteran or any other status protected by applicable federal law.
About Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE)
2 Penn Center 1500 JFK Blvd., Suite 1500, Philadelphia, PA 19102, US
CARIE's mission is to improve the well-being, rights, and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education, and action.
Since its inception in 1977, CARIE has been providing outreach, consultation, and advocacy for older adults, their caregivers, and service providers throughout the Philadelphia region. What began as a telephone hotline for the frail elderly has emerged as one of the region's leading resources on elder care issues.
Multiple locations Washington, PA 15301
November 5, 2021
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- All volunteering opportunities with the PA-SMP are flexible and do not require a minimum nor maximum number of hours. Volunteers are always encouraged to collaborate with SMP staff to get as much out of the experience as desired.
- Comfort speaking with others, both individually and in groups, is required for SMP volunteers. Most SMP volunteering opportunities engage directly with older adults, their families, and caregivers.