General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Senior Services



image of HICAP Logo Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a volunteer supported program that helps individuals better understand their Medicare benefits. Trained counselors help with Medicare questions, health insurance and long term care insurance questions and more. The program gives unbiased information to help you make the best choice for your health care needs. HICAP does not sell, endorse, or recommend any specific insurance. HICAP assistance is free, and includes community education services and individual counseling.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (530) 621-6169.

Who Qualifies for HICAP?

  • Current Medicare beneficiaries
  • Persons about to receive Medicare benefits
  • Children or other representatives of Medicare beneficiaries
  • Persons planning for retirement
  • Older persons wanting to purchase health insurance
  • Persons interested in coverage of future health related costs

How can HICAP help you?

  • Understanding your rights as a health care consumer
  • Medicare benefits and rights
  • Full legal assistance and representation at Medicare appeals and administrative hearings
  • Long-Term care insurance
  • Health Maintenance Organizations
  • Private Medicare Supplement Health Insurance