Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program
(209) 385-7550 or
Toll-free (800) 443-0222
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy
Program (HICAP) provides free assistance with understanding Medicare and your health insurance options. HICAP offers objective information to help seniors make good decisions about
their health care coverage through individual counseling and community education
presentations throughout Merced County.
HICAP counseling services are provided by County staff and volunteers registered by the California Department of Aging. HICAP counselors act in good faith to provide their clients with unbiased information about the relative benefits of health insurance policies.
HICAP certified counselors assist
Medicare beneficiaries of any age in understanding:
Compare private medical supplement plans
Show how to organize medical bills
Explore long-term care options
Clarify the rights of a health care consumer
- Explain Medicare claim denials
- Explain prescription drug options
To get more information, set up a counseling
appointment, schedule a presentation, or sign up as a volunteer, please call HICAP
at (209) 385-7550 or (800) 434-0222.
"HICAP is a member of the National State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) network."