Come for an overview of Medicare and what you must know about it.
The Medicare Annual Election Period, October 15 to December 7, allows seniors to buy a prescription drug plan or change their existing plan. Counselors will provide an introduction to Medicare Part D and assist with finding a plan that meets their needs. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides information to help make the best choice. HICAP is a statewide, state and federally funded program for Medicare beneficiaries and their families. These services are provided by highly trained, volunteer counselors registered with the California Department of Aging. This program is sponsored by Self-Help for the Elderly.