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.

Disaster or Emergency Area

Medicare Open Enrollment

Oct. 15 - Dec. 7

It’s time to compare Medicare plans and make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage for you. Costs and benefits can change every year. HICAP can help you review your coverage options. You can stay with your current plan if you are happy with it. Or you may find a new plan with better coverage, higher quality and lower cost. We provide free enrollment assistance for Medicare plans and provide screening to see if you qualify for Extra Help with your prescription drugs. We can also help you with Medicare problems and help you understand Medicare through one on one counseling.

Please note that HICAP Medicare Counseling is fully booked through December 7th. If you are trying to reach us on Dec. 6th or Dec. 7th, you may not receive assistance before the end of Open Enrollment. You may contact Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE, or visit medicare.gov to review or make changes to your Medicare health and drug plans for 2019.

If you were affected by the California wildfires, or rely on someone who was affected by the California wildfires to make your decisions about Medicare coverage, you may have a Special Enrollment Period through March 31, 2018 to make changes to your Medicare health and drug plans for 2019. Please contact us for more information.

Are you New to Medicare?

Get started by attending an Introduction to Medicare workshop!

All Workshops are from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Located at 505 12th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. To reserve a spot, please call (916) 375-3765.

Upcoming 2019 Workshop Dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16th
  • Wednesday, Jan. 30th
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6th
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20th
  • Wednesday, Mar. 6th
  • Wednesday, Mar. 20th

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.