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Council Seniors on Medicare / SHIIP Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Council on Aging of Buncombe County

  • 3 people are interested
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Who are we?

  • Council on Aging of Buncombe County was formed in 1964 to address the needs of seniors in our community. We are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
  • Our Vision: A community where everyone has the opportunity to age successfully.
  • Our Mission: Promote the independence, dignity, and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy.

https://www.coabc.org/


Introduction to this Volunteer Opportunity:
Having the right insurance is essential, especially In economically challenging times. Seniors that are currently on Medicare and Seniors that are new to Medicare can become very confused about which benefits are right for them.
When seniors don't have the support system they need, they can often spiral into situations that are hard to climb out of.
Together, we can help change that!

About the Program:
https://www.coabc.org/programs/medicare-health-insurance/

Council on Aging of Buncombe County can help you choose the best Medicare Coverage for your care needs. Our SHIIP (Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program) offers free individual Medicare Counseling sessions in Buncombe and Henderson counties.
We are honored to have been awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the North Carolina Department of Insurance for outstanding achievements and services for out Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)!

How YOU can Help:
Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) Volunteer Counselors are trained to be the go-to people for seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. Volunteers are responsible for providing balanced, unbiased, accurate guidance and information with which our clients can make an informed decision. There is an extensive online training class, after which you will need to receive certification, and then you will shadow with a current certified counselor, until you're ready to help clients on your own.

SHIIP counselors will need to be computer literate with good written and oral communication skills. They’ll need the ability to sensitively work with seniors, counseling them about issues that can be intimidating and confusing, as well as the ability to retain information relevant to health insurance provisions and claims filing procedures.

We are very flexible and will work with your schedule.


The safety of you and our clients is our highest priority. Here's what's required for this role:

  • Clear criminal background check
  • Orientation and training with Council on Aging of Buncombe County
  • Computer literate with good written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability to sensitively work with seniors, counseling them about issues that can be intimidating and confusing, as well as the ability to retain information relevant to health insurance provisions and claims filing procedures.

Still interested? Contact us today!

Simply show your interest with this volunteer position to get started. Within 24 hours we'll email you a volunteer application, it's an online form that is very easy to fill out. It's that simple!

Our Volunteer Positions can work with your schedule. We look forward to meeting you!


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About Council on Aging of Buncombe County

Location:

46 Sheffield Circle, Asheville, NC 28803, US

Mission Statement

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County promotes the independence, dignity and well-being of adults through service, education, and advocacy.

Description

The Council on Aging (COA) is a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals age 60 and older. COA provides personal, caring support and assistance with the challenges of growing older. We provide referrals and help in learning the Medicare system, staying healthy and independent at home, and support for caregivers.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Buncombe County, NCCouncil On AgingAsheville, NC 28803

(35.56714,-82.54376)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are flexible and can work with your schedule.

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