The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program or “HICAP” provides no cost counseling, information, and assistance to consumers regarding the Medicare program.
Our counselors must complete an intensive training and are registered with the California Department of Aging. They receive continuing education to remain aware of changes in the Medicare regulations.
We can assist you with the following:
- Medicare benefits
- Supplemental (Medigap) insurance
- Evaluate and identify the right Part D Drug plan
- Billing and claims procedures
- Assist on your behalf with providers
- Research Patient Assistant Programs (help with medication costs)
- Provide public speakers on Medicare-related issues
Services are by appointment only. To schedule, please contact Tamara McKee at 831.655.1334.
FREE SEMINARS: Learn the Basics of Medicare
- Tuesday, September 19 (5:30pm-7:00pm) – Alliance on Aging, 247 Main St., Salinas, CA Click here for more info. Click here for information in Spanish
We do not sell insurance; we provide unbiased information to help you make an educated decision about your health care coverage.
Help with the Cost of Prescription Drugs
People with limited income and limited assets may have a hard time paying for their medicines, but help IS available. One can own a home and vehicle and still be eligible for this assistance. The value of personal possessions, burial plots and irrevocable burial contracts are not counted against eligibility as “assets”. Apply now – it’s the only way to see if Medicare will pay 75% or more of your prescription drug costs. Contact Tamara McKee at 831.655.1334 to schedule your appointment.
(SCAM ALERT): SSA Employee Impersonation Scheme
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a new warning. Criminals are impersonating SSA employees in a scheme to acquire personal information from victims and using the victim’s information to re-direct bank deposit, address, and phone numbers with the SSA. Beware of telephone calls with a “323” area code.
For more info, please check the SSA website at: https://blog.socialsecurity.gov/inspector-general-warns-public-about-ssa-employee-impersonation-scheme/#more-2718
Please read this important alert regarding a recent scam. Protect yourself from fraud by staying educated.
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