The Medicare Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) through the California Department of Aging, provides local individual counseling by appointment and interactive educational Zoom webinars as the primary source for free and unbiased, accurate and objective Medicare information, advocacy and technical assistance to beneficiaries.

Our North Bay region serves the six counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Solano.

# people counseled last year by our North Bay HICAP counselors
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California HICAP is part of a national network of State Health Insurance and Assistance Programs (SHIP). SHIP is a Federal grant program that helps States enhance and support a network of local programs, staff, and volunteers. Local programs are charged with directly helping beneficiaries to understand the complexities of their Medicare benefits including Prescription Drug Plan coverage, Medicare Advantage plan choices, Medicare supplemental policies, Medicare Savings Programs, and long term care insurance. The Administration for Community Living administers the SHIP grant programs nationally.    Read More…

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In California the SHIP program is called HICAP.

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HICAP was established in 1984 under the CA Department of Aging with support through the Older Americans Act and Administration for Community Living in cooperation with the Area Agency on Aging and Senior Advocacy Services.

For additional information contact our administrative office at 800-434-0222.

 This project was supported with financial assistance in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living and the California Department of Aging in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Senior Advocacy Services.