Area Agency on Aging – Volunteer Senior Medicare Patrol Team Member
|Project Start Date:||Fri, January 25, 2019 12:00 am|
|Project End Date:||Fri, January 31, 2020 12:00 am|
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Category:||Human Services and Public Health|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||Must be 21 to apply. Approximately 2-4 hours per week, weekdays during normal business hours (8am-4:00pm M-F). Minimum one year commitment.|
Medicare Counseling Office (515 Coffman St, Longmont CO, 80501) and other locations around Boulder County.
The mission of the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.
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Volunteer counselors will first pass the criminal background check then are required to take the training to become certified in Senior Medicare Patrol for fraud and abuse. Ongoing and advanced training is also available.
Ongoing half day or full day trainings are offered periodically throughout the year, generally in Boulder or Denver.
In addition, web-based training materials are available at the request of the volunteer.
You will be assigned a Medicare Counselor mentor to work with you. In addition, you will meet quarterly with the Volunteer Coordinator to review your experiences.
There are no material benefits associated with this opportunity, but there is great satisfaction. Consumers report high rates of satisfaction and appreciation for the services they receive from our program.
People who feel they have nowhere else to turn to for help concerning fraud and abuse are often very appreciative of our services. Whether you love to solve complex puzzles, or translate complex concepts for straightforward consumption, or provide empathy to a distraught family member whose elder is increasingly vulnerable, there are indeed rewards!
Maggie Benton, Volunteer Coordinator, Medicare Counseling Program, 303-678-6098; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to fill out an application for this opportunity.