Joshua Hunter is one of the firm’s Public Benefits Specialists. He focuses on helping clients understand how to get the most from their Medicare coverage. He also guides veterans and their families through the VA benefits application process.
Before joining Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, Joshua held a variety of roles that touched the lives of seniors. During college, he worked as a caregiver for a Cookeville area in-home care firm. Before graduation, he landed an internship with the Upper Cumberland Development District's Area Agency on Aging and Disability that evolved into a full-time position while he was still in school. Joshua served in several roles at the agency, including Wellness Site Champion; a member of the Senior Medicare Patrol support staff, where he worked to combat Medicare fraud; and SHIP Benefits Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, where he managed and trained the team of volunteers providing Medicare assistance to seniors and disabled adults. “Teaching Medicare helped me learn it,” said Joshua. “I loved every minute I spent with SHIP clients and volunteers. They’re all rock stars!”
Joshua is passionate about his role as an advocate for senior health. Since 2017, Joshua has saved Medicare beneficiaries over $1.3 million on their Part D prescription drug coverage. He has also helped families secure thousands of dollars from the VA through service-connected and non-service-connected pension benefits.
Joshua earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a concentration in social work from Tennessee Technological University. He is currently working his way through law school to become an elder law attorney.
During his free time, Joshua enjoys painting, personal training, and spending time with his wife, MaryLue, and their beloved rescued pit bull, Callie.