Kern County Aging & Adult Services

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Description/Services Provided

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides free assistance with Medicare problems and other health insurance issues for seniors and disabled adults. Services provided include:

  • Assistance understanding your rights as a health care consumer
  • Counseling on your benefits, including how to appeal Medicare claim denials
  • Explanation of Medicare Supplements (Medigaps), Medicare Advantage Plans and Part D - Prescription Plan comparisons
  • Understanding Long Term Care Insurance

Other Resources

HICAP Brochure  (PDF)

Medicare Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) Comparison  (PDF)

Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNP) Comparison  (PDF)

California Medicare Prescription Drug Plans  (PDF)

Prescription Worksheet  (PDF)

Assistance with Medicare Premiums and Prescription Drug Costs  (PDF)

HICAP Video  (video)

Medicare Card Fraud Alert  (PDF)

Medicare Card Brochure  (PDF)

Address: Kern County Aging and Adult Services
5357 Truxtun Ave. (just east of Mohawk)
Bakersfield, CA 93309
ATTN: Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program
Map/Directions
Phone: (661) 868-1000
Toll Free: (800) 510-2020
FAX: (661) 868-0922
Email: aginginfo@kerncounty.com
Program Director: Jeremy Oliver  (661) 868-1034
Administrative Coordinator: Martin Reynoso  (661) 868-1058

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