Per Governor Mike DeWine’s Executive Order 2020-01D related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) banning all non-essential state travel. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) staff will not host or participate in any public events until further notice. This travel ban includes all OSHIIP volunteers who are attending events or counseling on behalf of OSHIIP.
If you have a client who needs assistance, please refer them to the OSHIIP hotline – 800-686-1578, or you are welcome to counsel them over the phone. But please refrain from face-to-face counseling sessions.
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 on-line 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!
September 25- December 17: Social Security - Professional Webinar Series
OSHIIP is hosting SSA Public Affairs Specialists Theresa Busher and Kelly Draggoo for a four-part SSA Professional Webinar series for OSHIIP volunteers and partners. Please register for each event separately.
December 10 & December 15 - 2020 Volunteer Refresher Webinar
Please register for OSHIIP 2020 Volunteer Refresher Training on Dec 10, 2020 2:00 PM EST and Dec 15 at 10am. This webinar is for current volunteers and fulfills the annual recertification training requirement. We will go over 2020 and 2021 updates.
January 12 - February 9 OSHIIP New Volunteer Training
This training is an abbreviated version of the OSHIIP new volunteer training modules presented by the OSHIIP community liaisons. Each 90-minute session will highlight some of the more important points of each level, offer state specific information, case work examples, and allow time for Q & A . It is open to those currently taking the training, those interested in the training or current OSHIIP volunteers who want a review. You need to register for each individual session.
The schedule is as follows:
January 12 - Level 1 - Medicare Basics
January 19- Level 2- Medicare Coverage Rules
January 26- Level 3 - Appeals and Penalties
February 2 - Level 4 - Other Insurance and Assistance Programs
February 9- Medicare.gov: Plan Finder, Med sup comparison tool, and other web resources
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
10:00am: Registration (gotowebinar.com)