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COUNCIL ON AGING - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

INSURANCE

"HICAP helped
me find a new
plan, same
doctor."

"HICAP helped
me compare
plans."

"HICAP helped us
find a better deal
on prescriptions."

Have You Had Your HICAP
Annual Medicare Plan Review?
Annual Enrollment October 15 - December 7, 2016

Medicare beneficiaries should review their health plan and/or prescription drug plan every year during Medicare's open enrollment period - October 15th through December 7th. During this period, ALL beneficiaries have
the opportunity to change their plan for the following year. A plan(s) review can potentially result in savings from a
few dollars to thousands of dollars per year.
The Council on Aging-Southern California Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) holds
free annual clinics to explain plan comparison options. Individuals receive unbiased, one-on-one personal assistance by attending one of the Annual Enrollment Clinics held at senior centers and other locations throughout
Orange County.
To attend, bring your existing plan information and prescription drugs. Registered HICAP counselors use the
Medicare.gov Plan Finder tool, and will provide a printed listing of insurance plans that will meet your health and
prescription drug needs with the highest quality rating, with the lowest possible costs. The counselors will explain
the plan comparison options including costs and plan quality rating. HICAP counselors do not sell, recommend or
endorse any plan. The choice is yours if you want to change plans.
In 2016, one HICAP client saved $37,000 annually in prescription drug costs, while another saved $16,000 annually in cancer-related drug costs by attending an enrollment clinic.
For more information or to find a clinic near you, contact HICAP at 800-434-0222 or 714-560-0424, MondaysFridays 9am to 4pm.
HICAP is a State and Federally Mandated Program that provides free, unbiased Medicare information.
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