MEDICARE
ENROLLMENT
OCT. 15 – DEC. 7

Save Money and Get the Best Medicare Coverage

It’s worth the time to compare

Medicare Open Enrollment is when beneficiaries can review their health and drug plan needs and make changes. During this time you can change your Medicare coverage to save money and get the coverage that best meets your needs.
Did you know that
Changes you can make
  • Join a new Medicare Advantage Plan
  • Join a new Part D Prescription Drug Plan

  • Switch between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Health Insurance and Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) counselors can help you understand changes in your coverage and assist you with identifying other plans that might be a better fit for your health care and budget needs.
HICAP Can Help You
  • Identify potential cost savings

  • Understand your health care choices

  • Explore your plan options

  • Prepare a free, customized plan comparison and analysis

Medicare Changes

  • Health or drug plans change annually
  • Premiums or co-pays may increase
  • Health care providers change networks
  • Prescription drug formularies change

HICAP
Can Help

  • Identify potential cost savings
  • Explain your health care choices
  • Explore your plan options
  • Provide a free, customized plan comparison and analysis

Bring to
Your Clinic

  • Your Medicare card
  • Your prescription drug card or HMO/PPO card

  • Current medications or a list of current medications with name, dosage and frequency

Protect Yourself

  • Watch for people who pressure you to enroll or change plans
  • Be wary of gift offers to enroll in a specific plan
  • Be careful who you give your Medicare or Social Security numbers

HICAP can help you save money and get the most out of Medicare 

You can learn about 2021 Medicare Health and Drug plans and how it affects you by scheduling a plan comparison appointment with one of our counselors.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
  • Your Medicare card
  • Your prescription drug plan card or Medicare Advantage plan (HMO or PPO) member card

  • List of current prescription drugs, including drug name, dosage, and frequency

Schedule Your Appointment
Register Below or Call (714) 619-4361

I want to schedule an appointment to review my plan

An unbiased, individualized counseling session provides you an opportunity to learn and ask questions about any changes to your medical and prescription drug coverage for 2021.

A free, customized plan comparison of your plan to other plans will be conducted to provide you with options so that you can determine if a different plan better meets your needs next year.

Note:

  • Each session is intended for one person; spouses must schedule a separate appointment.
  • This year, all counseling sessions will be conducted by telephone due to the continuing public health emergency.

Counseling sessions also available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean.

San Bernardino and Riverside Counties
Call (909) 256-8369 for information and appointments

Learn about 2021 Medicare changes to health and prescription drug coverage by attending one of our Zoom seminars.

Register today for “Medicare: What’s New in 2021?” Seminar

This seminar will explain Medicare changes planned for 2021 and the importance of Medicare beneficiaries conducting an annual review of their plan coverage, benefits, and costs.

SHIP State Insurance Assistance Program

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90SAPG0094-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), 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 ACL policy.

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Aging, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Office on Aging.