April Volunteer Spotlight: Paulette Dunbar
Please join us in congratulating Paulette, this month's Volunteer Spotlight! Paulette volunteers with the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) helping individuals to understand Medicare & Medicaid, enroll in Medicare prescription drug coverage, review supplemental insurance needs, apply for Medicaid or Medicare Savings programs, and provide information to help identify and report fraud, abuse or scams.
In Paulette's words: "I am a retiree from a fulfilling life-long career working for local and state public health agencies supporting public health programs for the maternal child health population. When it became time for me to plan for health care insurance coverage for myself once I retired, I was amazed at how complicated it was. While looking for information to understand Medicare and how to coordinate with my employer’s health care coverage, I became aware of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program and the volunteers that participate in providing support.
So, it became a part of my retirement plan to become a volunteer to help others make an appropriate choice upon their retirement. These months of training have been interesting to see the assistance that is provided to people within an array of situations. It is heartwarming to see the gratitude people have for the support and assistance that is provided. I hope to become competent enough to be able to offer such assistance."