The Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) through the California Department of Aging, provides local individual counseling by appointment and interactive educational Zoom webinars as the primary source for free and unbiased, accurate and objective Medicare information, advocacy and technical assistance to beneficiaries.
Our North Bay region serves the six counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Solano.
California HICAP is part of a national network of State Health Insurance and Assistance Programs (SHIP). SHIP is a Federal grant program that helps States enhance and support a network of local programs, staff, and volunteers. Local programs are charged with directly helping beneficiaries to understand the complexities of their Medicare benefits including Prescription Drug Plan coverage, Medicare Advantage plan choices, Medicare supplemental policies, Medicare Savings Programs, and long term care insurance. The Administration for Community Living administers the SHIP grant programs nationally. Read More…
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Did you know that the Social Security Administration (SSA) recently changed their rules about how pandemic-related financial assistance can affect a person’s eligibility for Supplemental
As HICAP, our LTC volunteers are able to counsel individuals on what a Long Term Care insurance policy is, how it works, what is not
Proposals to allow the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices, such as H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, aim to lower out-of-pocket
For additional information contact our administrative office at 800-434-0222.
This project was supported with financial assistance in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living and the California Department of Aging in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Senior Advocacy Services.