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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!

OSHIIP New Volunteer Trainings

New Volunteer Certification Webinar Series Starts August 3!

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 are also required to complete and return an OSHIIP application and three references. These forms will be shared during webinars.

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

Aug.   3 - Medicare Basics 
Aug. 10 - Medicare Coverage Rules
Aug. 17 - Appeals and Penalties
Aug. 24 - Other insurance and assistance programs
Aug. 31 - Plan Finder, Med sup comparison tool and other web resources

*Licensed insurance agents or those affiliated with an insurance company, a claims filing service, or a financial planning service, are not eligible for our program. Being an OSHIIP volunteer would constitute a conflict of interest.

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

Register now!

OSHIIP Volunteer Refresher Trainings

GIO Medicare Supplements - July 13, 2022

This month's OSHIIP volunteer refresher webinar will review the Guaranteed Issue Opportunities (GIO) for switching and enrolling into Medicare Supplemental Insurance.. There are two opportunities to join this webinar at 10am and 2pm.

Register now!

Ambulance Program Integrity Payment Model - July 21, 2022

Pasty Schwenk, Medicare Administrative contractor CGS, will discuss the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport (RSNAT). The model is expanding nationwide, including Ohio, in August. This webinar is offered at 10am and 2pm.

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Annual 2022 Volunteer Refresher Webinar - Multiple Dates/Times

We will review Medicare A, B, C and D and Medicare Supplements, and discuss 2022 and 2023 updates. This webinar is offered multiple times and dates.  You only need to register for one session.  

Register now!

SERS Health Care - September 8, 2022

This month's OSHIIP refresher webinar will review the School Employees Retirement System's (SERS) Health Care options for their Medicare retirees.  This webinar is offered at two times: 10am and 2pm.

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Medicare Plan Finder Review - October 6, 2022

Join OSHIIP to review the Medicare.gov Plan Finder so you are ready for the upcoming Open Enrollment Period. We will also review the 2023 plans. This webinar is offered at two times: 10am and 2pm.

Register now!

SSA 2.0: 2022 Professional Webinar Series Starts August 7!

Join OSHIIP and the Ohio Social Security Public Affairs Specialists for a 2022 SSA 2.0 Professionals webinar series. This four-part series is for OSHIIP volunteers and other professionals who want to dive deeper into specific social security topics. Each session is 10a-11:30am.

Please register for each session individually. See below for the topics: 

Sept. 7: Social Security 101 Benefits Review and Your Questions Answered 
Oct. 5: Social Security Spotlight: Dependent Benefits 
Nov. 2: A/B Enrollment Periods Review 
Dec.8: 2023 Updates

Register now!