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Need help with your current Medicare coverage? Free Medicare Counseling Locations Click Here

“Learn the A, B, C’s and D’s of Medicare” Medicare Basics for 2024 Click Here

Join our In-Person Presentation: 

When – Wednesday June 12, 2024 at 2:30 pm Click Here

Where – The Carmel Foundation Southeast Corner of 8th and Lincoln St. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

The best way to stop Medicare fraud? Help prevent it in the first place. Follow these 3 tips to protect yourself from scammers: 

  1. If you get a call, text or email asking for your Medicare Number, don’t respond. Don’t give your Medicare card or Medicare Number to anyone except your doctor or people you know should have it. Remember, Medicare will never call you unprompted and ask you for your personal information.
  2. Check your Medicare Summary Notices (MSNs) or claims statements carefully. If you see a charge for a service you didn’t get or a product you didn’t order (like a COVID-19 over-the-counter test), it may be fraud.
  3. If you suspect fraud, report it at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). Visit, the official source for Medicare information, to learn more about preventing Medicare fraud.

                                               COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Medicare

What does it cost? You pay nothing for the vaccine!

Where do I get it? COVID-19 vaccines are available at
pharmacies, clinics, doctors’ offices, hospitals, or even in the
home. Find a vaccine near you at

What do I bring? Bring your red, white, and blue Medicare
card to your appointment, even if you have a Medicare
Advantage Plan. Otherwise, you may be asked for your
Social Security number to verify you’re on Medicare.

Already vaccinated? Boosters are recommended for
most people, and especially for older adults. Speak with your
doctor if you have questions.
Undecided? Older adults are highly at risk from COVID-19. Most
Americans age 65 and older are vaccinated. Learn more about the
vaccine’s effectiveness at

Medicare: Info Video

Medicare EXTRA HELPVideo Presentation

If you are a low income senior, you may be eligible for Medicare’s Extra Help program.  Give us a call to see if you qualify.  Our HICAP staff can answer questions that you might have about the program or with online application.  Click Here to view video presentation.

  • Questions? Call 800-434-0222 or 831-655-4244

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

“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:

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0094-04, 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.

Need to Talk to a Medicare Counselor?

Our services are by appointment only.  To schedule, please contact Elizabeth Corona(email: at 831.655.4244 or (800) 434-0222.

Para asistencia en español, favor de comunicarse con, Elizabeth Corona al numero (800) 434-0222 or 831.655.4244.

Related Program Links:

California Health Advocates

We do not sell insurance; we provide unbiased information to help you make an educated decision about your health care coverage.