HICAP Services of Northern California

A Special Program of Legal Services of Northern California

Welcome to HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)

HICAP Services of Northern California provides free counseling and advocacy services for Medicare beneficiaries residing in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Call us to schedule a free, unbiased, confidential counseling session with one of our volunteer HICAP Medicare counselors.

How can HICAP help you?

  • Get help with your Medicare questions and problems.
  • Get help with questions about Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI) and evaluating a LTCI policy you already have.
  • Ask for a presentation about Medicare to your community organization or group.
  • For more information on how HICAP can help you, see Our Services.

Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15, 2017 - December 7, 2017

Call us to schedule a free appointment during Open Enrollment to review your Medicare options for 2018.

Don't wait! Appointments fill up quickly!

Attend a free local HICAP workshop to learn about your Medicare coverage options for 2018:

El Dorado County

Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 1:30 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center, 937 Spring Street, Placerville.

Thursday, Oct. 26th at 10:00 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center, 990 Lassen Lane, El Dorado Hills.

Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 1:00 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe

Sacramento County

If you are enrolled in Molina Medicare Options Plus (SNP) and have questions about your coverage for 2018, call our Molina hotline at (916) 375-3773. You may also attend one of the following HICAP presentations for an overview of your options:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Shriners Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Shriners Hospital, 2425 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento.

San Joaquin County

Wednesday, Oct. 19th at 10:00 a.m. & Monday, Dec. 4th at LOEL.

Tuesday, Oct. 24th at 10:00 a.m. at Lolly Hansen.

Thursday, Oct. 26th at 10:30 a.m. & Thursday, Nov. 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Ripon Senior Center.

Thursday, Nov. 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at Eskaton Manteca Manor.

Wednesday, Nov. 8th at 12:00 p.m. at Manteca Senior Center.

Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Imperial Mobile Park, 8700 West Lane, Stockton (95210).

Thursday, Oct. 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Plymouth Place, 1320 N. Monroe St., Stockton (95203).

If you are currently enrolled in a SCAN health plan, all the presentations above will include information about your options for coverage in 2018.

Make a free appointment at one of our Open Enrollment clinics below:

Sacramento County

Friday, Oct. 27th (10 AM - 4 PM) at Hart Senior Center. For appointments, call (916) 808-5462.

Saturday, Nov. 11th (10 AM - 5PM) at Christ Community Church. For appointments, call (916) 375-3763.

Placer County

Wednesday, Nov. 1st (9 AM - 1 PM) at PIRS. For appointments, call Seniors First at (530) 889-9500 ext. 204.

Nevada County

Wednesday, Nov. 29th (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM) at Peace Lutheran Church. For appointments, call RSVP at (530) 271-0255.

Yuba County

Thursday, Oct. 26th (9:30 AM - 3:30 PM) at Butte Christian Manor. For residents only.

Sierra County

Wednesday, Oct. 18th (9:30 AM - 1:30 PM) at Loyalton Senior Center. For appointments, call Lori at (530) 993-4770.

Sutter County

Thursday, Nov. 9th (10 AM - 2 PM) at Yuba City Senior Center. For appointments, call (530) 822-4608.

Do you qualify for Extra Help?

What is Extra Help?

The Extra Help program helps pay for your Medicare Part D prescription drug costs. You may be eligible if you have limited income and assets.

How Do I Apply for Extra Help?

Call us! HICAP can help you apply for Extra Help. Or, apply on your own at Social Security.

2017 Income Limits







(Income limits include a $20.00 monthly income disregard.)

2017 Asset Limits





(Asset limits include $1,500.00 burial allowance.)

HICAP is not affiliated with any insurance company, nor does the program sell, promote or solicit any type of insurance. California HICAP is part of a national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and is supported by the California Department of Aging and Agency on Aging Area 4. This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0052-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.