Health Insurance

Counseling and Advocacy Program

HICAP provides free and unbiased community education, individual counseling, and advocacy to Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare, Supplemental Insurance, Prescription Drugs and Medicare Advantage plans, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare Appeals, and Low Income Assistance programs.

What is HICAP?
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a volunteer supported program that helps Medicare beneficiaries of any age make informed choices and provides advocacy when their health care benefits and rights are threatened or denied.

Individual appointments are available throughout the county with trained volunteer Counselors who are registered with the California Department of Aging. HICAP does not sell, endorse, or recommend any specific insurance product or plan.

Who does HICAP serve?

  • Current Medicare beneficiaries
  • Adult children and other representatives of Medicare beneficiaries
  • Pre-retirees and others approaching Medicare eligibility
  • People younger than 65 years who are eligible for Medicare due to disability
  • People needing information on Long Term Care Insurance

How do I get help?

Call for an appointment at one of our many area counseling sites. Download the full list of HICAP Counseling sites and contact numbers here>>

Contact us for an for information or an appointment with a HICAP counselor. Fill out a HICAP request form here >>

Drop-in on one of our community education events >>

* While LAS is committed to serving seniors and other persons in need, LAS is not a primary responder. In situations that require immediate medical, police or emergency services intervention, please call 911 for assistance.


Resources for Medicare Plans in Alameda County

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans for 2017

2017 Stand Alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan Chart >>

 2017 Part D Benchmark Plans >>

Medicare Advantage Plan Charts for 2017

2017 Medicare Advantage Plan Comparison Chart for Alameda County >>

2017 Medicare Advantage Plan Comparison Chart for Alameda County Special Needs Plans (SNP) >>

Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans for 2016

2016 Stand Alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan Chart >>

2016 Part D Benchmark Plans >>

Medicare Advantage Plan Charts for 2016

2016 Medicare Advantage Plan Comparison Charts for Alameda County >>

2016 Medicare Advantage Plan Comparison Chart for Alameda County Special Needs Plans (SNP) >>

Dental

Alameda County Low Cost Dental Resources >>

Alameda County Medigap Plan Comparison Charts for 2017

2017 Medigap Sample Rates for Under 65 >>

2017 Medigap Sample Rates for 65 and Over >>