The Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Program in Idaho is seeking volunteers to help senior citizens better understand Medicare.
The program, through the state’s Department of Insurance, helps train and certify Medicare counselors who provide assistance to Idahoans seeking Medicare coverage. The program can also help Idahoans update their Medicare plans with easy to understand explanations about their health care coverage.
“The Medicare program can be complicated, and confusion about the system often leaves seniors susceptible to fraud and expensive mistakes, including the potential loss of their health care coverage,” the Idaho Department of Insurance said in a news release. “As more Idahoans become eligible for Medicare, the need for trained counselors increases.”
For information about the program and how to volunteer to become a Medicare counselor in Idaho, participate in a Medicare workshop or speak with a health care counselor, call 1-800-247-4422.
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