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OSHIIP Volunteer Information

OSHIIP Volunteer Information

Volunteers drive OSHIIP. Dedicated people are needed to be volunteers in all parts of Ohio. As a volunteer you’ll learn Medicare basics; you’ll help people in your community, and you’ll have the satisfaction of taking part in a truly worthy cause.

The OSHIIP initial volunteer training consists of self-paced online training modules with about 8-hours of material including videos, resources, knowledge checks, and a final exam.  Once the online modules are completed, volunteers meet with the OSHIIP community liaison in their area and are expected to report regular client contacts, public media, outreach, and attend annual volunteer refresher training sessions to maintain an active volunteer status. 

Volunteers are always needed and wanted. Choose a date, time, and topic below, then click to register!

State of the SHIP

February 15, 2022

Join OSHIIP Director Christina Reeg with her annual update regarding the OSHIIP program, the National SHIP program, a review of the National Reporting process and a thank you to our awesome OSHIIP volunteers!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register now!

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New Volunteer Training Webinar Series

February 3, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2022

This webinar series is the OSHIIP New Volunteer Certification training. It is a 5-week training. To be a certified OSHIIP counselor, you must complete all 5 sessions, take a final test and participate in a volunteer orientation with an OSHIIP community liaison. You only need to register once to be registered for all 5 weeks. Volunteers will also complete and return an OSHIIP application and three references - these will be shared during webinars.

The sessions are below and all are from 10am -11:30am. 

  • Feb. 2 - Medicare Basics 
  • Feb. 9 - Medicare Coverage Rules
  • Feb. 16- Appeals and Penalties
  • Feb. 23 - Other insurance and assistance programs
  • Mar. 2 - Plan Finder, Med sup comparison tool and other web resources 

Register now!

Any questions about the training should be directed to Becky Hayward at rebecca.hayward@insurance.ohio.gov.

OSHIIP Volunteer Refresher Trainings

March 22, 2022

SSA 101: This month’s volunteer refresher training will go back to the basics of social security. This session will be from 10am - 2pm. 

Register now!