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Senior Health Insurance Information Counselor

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ORGANIZATION: RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER

  • 4 people are interested
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SHIP Volunteers are trained to assist older adults with accurate information about Medicare and other Insurance information. They provide guidance to help a client make an informed decision, using NC state approved software.

Training is provided by the NC State Dept. of Insurance to provide unbiased assistance. Volunteers receive ongoing guidance and training through the Rowan County SHIP Coordinator.

SHIP Volunteers counsel clients face to face or by phone assisting them in understanding Medicare health insurance options, researching issues, assisting with claims, or advocating with providers and insurance companies with the client's permission.

SHIP Volunteers must be able to use the SHIP software (training provided) and file reports after each counseling session.

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About RUFTY-HOLMES SENIOR CENTER

Location:

1120 S MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE, SALISBURY, NC 28144, US

Mission Statement

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a non-profit organization that provides a focal point for aging resources and opportunities to extend independent living and enrich the quality of life for Rowan County Older Adults.

Description

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is a multi-purpose agency, serving those age 55 and older since 1988. RHSC is a designated community focal point for aging services in Rowan County, NC. The Center is Nationally accredited by the National Council on Aging and a Center of Excellence designated by NC DAAS.

RHSC serves over 4,000 Rowan County older adults yearly. Services are provided to meet the needs of this geographically diverse county of urban and rural and no one is turned away due to inability to pay for a program. The agency’s mission is to "Add Life to Years’ and create opportunities to assist area Older Adults to live healthy, happy and independent lives.

Outreach services include Transportation, Family Caregiver Support, Minor Home Repair, Medicare Insurance Counseling, IRS Tax Return Assistance, Daily Phone Calls, Lunch Club locations throughout the County for a hot lunch and socialization. Wellness is encouraged with fitness and water classes at the Center or with virtual classes. Leisure options include art classes, travel, music groups, lifelong learning and much more.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1120 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue SouthSalisbury, NC 28144

(35.65534,-80.48001)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading / Writing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer on your schedule, we ask for a commitment of 40 hours per year. Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct - Dec yearly and more volunteer hours are needed at that time.
  • Complete basic training course on-line to become a certified SHIP Counselor, attend quarterly meetings at the Senior Center. Volunteers can not be an active insurance agent or have a family member who is an insurance agent.

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