Come and get a general overview of Medicare and what you need to know about it. Also, the Medicare Annual Election Period takes place October 15 to December 7, and allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D options and assist participants with finding a plan that meets their individual needs. Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provide information about the Affordable Care Act, which goes into effect next year, and the changes may affect Medicare beneficiaries.
HICAP is a statewide, state and federally funded program for Medicare beneficiaries and their families. All of these services are provided by highly trained, volunteer counselors who are registered by the California Department of Aging. The program is sponsored by Self-Help for the Elderly.