Health and Human Services Agency



​Volunteers Sought for Medicare Counseling Program in Placerville

(Placerville, CA) - The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) of El Dorado County is looking for part-time volunteer counselors for the Placerville area. HICAP is a volunteer supported, government-funded program that provides free, personalized, unbiased counseling to help persons make informed decisions about their Medicare options.

HICAP gives assistance to Medicare-eligible and Medicare-enrolled persons, including those planning for retirement, who need help comparing Medicare choices, appealing denials, and applying for Medicare financial assistance programs (Medicare Savings Programs). 

Volunteer counselors in the HICAP program receive in-depth training and mentoring to assure clients are provided appropriate guidance regarding their Medicare options. Each volunteer generally works one-half day per week in the HICAP office at the Placerville Senior Center. Volunteers must be reliable, able to use a computer, have a caring attitude and a desire to make a difference. HICAP volunteers provide an invaluable service to the community. Those interested in joining the HICAP volunteer teams are asked to please call or e-mail: Rhoda Slagle, El Dorado County Regional Coordinator at: 530-748-5499 or

Additional information on HICAP services can be found at the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency website: or the HICAP Services of Northern California website:

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