HICAP Medicare Counseling
c/o Aging and Veterans Services
3500 Coffee Rd Suite 19
Modesto, CA 95355
(800) 434-0222 or (209) 558-8698
Languages Spoken: English and Spanish
To volunteer for this program, please call (209) 558-4540
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) provides free, confidential one-on-one counseling, education, and assistance to individuals and their families on Medicare, Long-Term Care insurance, other health insurance related issues, and planning ahead for Long-Term Care needs. HICAP also provides legal assistance or legal referrals in dealing with Medicare or Long-Term Care insurance related issues.
HICAP counselors are trained in Medi-Cal and Medicare and can help you understand the complex insurance options to find the best fit for you. You can also learn about Medicare or Medi-Cal by attending community presentations or conferences conducted by HICAP counselors.
Questions HICAP counselors can help with:
Wondering how to sign up for Medicare now that you are almost 65?
Confused about all the different parts to Medicare?
Have questions on prescription drug coverage, co-pays, or eligibility rules?
Need help filing an appeal or challenging a denial?
Considering long-term care insurance?
Need a speaker for a community education event?
Websites for Aging Assistance