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Understand Your Medicare Options

Sourcewise provides residents of Santa Clara County access to the Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). One-on-one counseling assists Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand their Medicare benefits and best healthcare options.

HICAP is part of the national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and is the most dependable source of unbiased and accurate Medicare related information.

Sourcewise HICAP counselors are trained, California state-registered staff and volunteers. Counselors provide Medicare one-on-one appointments, community education, and outreach throughout Santa Clara County.  HICAP does not sell, endorse, promote or recommend commercial insurance products or services.

The newly reinstated Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MAOEP) is from January through March 2019. Individuals who already have a Medicare Advantage Plan may use this time period to:  

  • Switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan, or
  • Leave a Medicare Advantage Plan, revert to Original Medicare, and add a Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
  • Be sure to get approval for a Medigap or other supplemental coverage before leaving a Medicare Advantage Plan. 

Original Medicare beneficiaries cannot switch Part D Prescription Drug Plans during the MAOEP.

The General Enrollment Period also occurs during January 1—March 31, 2019. You can sign up for Part B and Premium-Part A if you missed your earlier enrollment times.

Speak with a Health Insurance Counselor for details about your Medicare choices.

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