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Attention: Attend the Welcome to Medicare Virtual Fair, on June 23rd, from 12 noon to 4:00 PM.

Attend this virtual fair at NO COST! Learn about signing up for Medicare. Get trusted, unbiased Medicare education. Visit virtual exhibits. Chat with a SHIP (HICAP) counselor.

If you have difficulty reading anything on this website, please Contact Us.

Contact us ASAP if any of the following pertain to you:

  • you plan to retire within a few months of turning 65 (before or after)
  • you are turning 65 and have subsidized insurance via the Affordable Care Act
  • you are offered COBRA but are eligible for Medicare
  • you have a HSA (Health Savings Account) and will soon sign up for Medicare
  • you deferred Part B because you were working and now are ending your job


Welcome to Medicare Classes

HICAP provides Welcome to Medicare classes designed for Contra Costa residents. We offer live classes via ZOOM video conferencing, and we offer self-paced ONLINE modules.

Counseling Locations

HICAP offers free, impartial, one-on-one counseling to help you with anything related to Medicare.

Low Income Assistance

HICAP may be able to help you find programs to lower your Medicare costs.

Medicare Plan Information

Current year information for all Medicare premiums, plans, and supplements.

Understanding Medicare

Learn the basics about Medicare.


Learn about HICAP – the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program for those who are eligible for Medicare.


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