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Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

HICAP provides free and unbiased community education and individual counseling to Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare, Supplemental plans, Prescription Drugs, Medicare Advantage plans, Long Term Care, Appeals, and more.

Health Insurance CounselingThe 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.

Request an appointment online - Individual appointments are available at over 30 locations throughout Alameda County

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Who does HICAP serve?

  • Current Medicare beneficiaries
  • Adult children and other representatives of Medicare beneficiaries
  • People 65 years and over who are: eligible for Medicare; about to begin receiving Medicare benefits; contemplating the purchase of Medicare related health insurance; or planning for retirement
  • People younger than 65 years who are eligible for Medicare due to disability
  • People needing information on Long Term Care Insurance

How can you help?

Contact us for more information and assistance. Or find out how you can get involved.

For the latest Medicare information, Click Here! 

HICAP does not sell, endorse, or recommend any specific insurance product.

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Upcoming Events
3rd Annual Senior Health Fair at North Berkeley Senior Center Apr 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — North Berkeley Sr. Ctr., 1901 Hearst, 94709
LAS 9th Annual Elder Abuse Conference May 20, 2014 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
The ABCs of Long Term Care: An Overview of Coverage & Options. May 22, 2014 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Ashby Village, 2330 Durant Ave., Berkeley 94704
Memorial Day Holiday May 26, 2014 12:00 AM — LAS, 1970 Broadway, #300, Oakland 94612
Four Seasons of Health Expo. Jun 06, 2014 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM — Fremont Sr. Ctr., 40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, 94538
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