Health Insurance Counselor (SHIP Counselor)

Central MN Council on Aging

Health Insurance Counselor (SHIP Counselor)
Help individuals make informed decisions about their health insurance and connect individuals with available resources

Assist Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers to:
  • Understand Medicare basics
  • Compare Medicare Advantage and Supplement Plan options
  • Understand and compare Medicare Part D choices
  • Explore eligibility for Medical Assistance, Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help
  • Identify, report, and prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse
  • Complete forms/applications for assistance
Who We Are
Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA) is a non-profit organization designated by the Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) as the area agency on aging for the 14-county Central Minnesota region.  In partnership with public and private organizations, CMCOA helps older adults age successfully by building community capacity, advocating for aging issues, maximizing service effectiveness, and linking people with information.
What We Do
Where volunteer opportunities are available: Elk River | Big Lake | Becker | Zimmerman | Princeton | Clear Lake | St. Cloud | Otsego
Volunteers are required to: Perform a Background Check | Attend an Orientation | Complete an Application | Complete Special Training
Special training: For those interested in health insurance counseling, there is additional training. Everyone is expected to complete privacy training.
  • Sentence to Serve/Community Service volunteers accepted: NO
  • One time volunteers accepted: NO
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Covid Requirements: NO
  • Valid Drivers License: NO
You Can Help!
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