Monday, 20 March 2017

Counsel and Advocate for Medicare Rights and Benefits with HICAP

RSVP to our Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) Spring Training!

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is meaningful and purposeful to you, and that will make a positive difference in your life as well as the people you serve? Then we need you on our team!

HICAP Counselor Orientation
Thursday, March 30th from 10 am to 12 noon

HICAP Spring Training
Tuesday, April 4th – April 27th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Pre-Registration is required
Contact Mary O at 714-560-0432 or mozurovich@coasc.org

HICAP is part of the national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and is the most dependable source of unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date Medicare-related information for Orange County residents. HICAP is a program of the Council on Aging – Southern California, which has been a trusted nonprofit since 1973.

HICAP recruits and trains caring people to provide free assistance reviewing Medicare plans and options. HICAP counselors are California state-registered staff and volunteers, offering individualized counseling and group seminars about Medicare and other related health insurance topics. Counseling may be provided from our Call Center, based in Irvine, or at one of the Senior or Community Centers located in Orange County.

WHAT WE DO
Medicare is often complex and confusing. We offer personalized counseling and advocacy to assist beneficiaries in understanding their Medicare benefit options and choosing benefits best-suited for their needs.

HICAP COUNSELORS CAN:
• Compare and evaluate insurance plans
• Assist when problems occur
• Assist with low income benefit programs
• Provide Medicare education seminars

HICAP COUNSELORS EXPLAIN:
• Medicare benefits and enrollment
• Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
• Prescription Drug Plans (Part D)
• Medigap Plans (supplemental policies)
• Low income assistance programs
• Long-term care services and support
• Medicare fraud and abuse

Please note: persons who hold a current license to sell insurance or who receive financial or other remuneration from any health insurer, including managed care plans (HMOs), Part D plans or health care providers are ineligible.