Programs & Services
Volunteer Medicare Advocates
Do you like numbers, meeting people and research? The Southern Maine Agency on Aging offers an interesting opportunity to become a trained Volunteer Medicare Advocate through SMAA's participation in Maine's Senior Medicare Patrol.*
We recruit and train volunteers to become Medicare Advocates to help Maine people maximize Medicare and MaineCare benefits. These volunteers also may help save older adults money on premiums and identify errors on health care bills that may be fraudulent.
*The Senior Medicare Patrol is a coalition of health and social services, government, insurance and advocacy organizations working together to educate Maine consumers about Medicare and MaineCare.
The Role of Medicare Advocates
Volunteer Medicare Advocates are trained to:
- Provide health insurance counseling.
- Help Medicare beneficiaries understand statements mailed to them.
- Speak to groups about Medicare and MaineCare.
- Attend community events provide information.
- Visit people at home when needed.
If you would like to become a Volunteer Medicare Advocate or learn more, contact Carol Rancourt at 396-6547 1-800-427-7411, ext. 547