Volunteers sought to aid Medicare beneficiaries
The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is seeking volunteers who would be willing to learn how to conduct on-line searches for Medicare Part D prescription plans, educate beneficiaries on the plans and ascertain if they are eligible for financial assistance with their plans.
Volunteers need to be trained during early fall to be ready to assist beneficiaries during the Fall Open Enroll- ment period from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. At this time, beneficiaries can review, change and select a new prescription plan that better meets their needs. Volunteers will assist with these online searches on a one-on-one basis at various locations during the day throughout Baltimore County.
All new Part D volunteers will be required to attend three training sessions in early October at the Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave. in Towson. All volunteers must provide their own transportation and have proficient computer and typing skills as well as good communication skills. Volunteers must be willing to commit to working a minimum of five days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Oct.15 to Dec. 7 (weekdays only).
Interested individuals should contact the SHIP office at 410-887-2059.