Welcome to Medicare Class

COVID-19 VIRUS NOTICE: All in-person Welcome to Medicare classes have been cancelled until further notice. We offer a LIVE Welcome to Medicare class via Zoom Video Conferencing, where you can interact with the instructor and ask questions. We also offer self-paced online Welcome to Medicare videos. Both are specifically designed for Contra Costa residents.

Welcome to Medicare ClassConfused about Medicare?

Our Welcome to Medicare class offers up-to-date information about Medicare plans and supplements. Scroll down for schedule choices. We also offer a self-paced online version of our Welcome to Medicare class.

Welcome to Medicare is a free HICAP class designed for those new to Medicare.

You will learn the following:

  • When and how to enroll in Medicare
  • Basic Medicare benefits and costs
  • Medicare alphabet soup and what A-B-C-D means
  • Medicare supplemental (Medigap) plans
  • Medicare Advantage plans (HMOs)
  • Prescription drug plans
  • Coordination with other health insurance including employer plans, retirement plans, VA, and COBRA

Our Welcome to Medicare class is popular. Registration is required for class attendance. No products are sold or endorsed.

NOTE: Occasionally the schedule will change due to counselor or location availability. Please register for a class to confirm the correct date and time.

Contra Costa County HICAP Welcome to Medicare Class Schedule

LIVE Class via ZOOM Video Conferencing

Live Welcome to Medicare, via ZOOM, requires you to have a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone in order to connect to the class. You do NOT need a camera or microphone. You will receive information on how to connect to the class, via e-mail, once you have registered. The class is approximately one hour long.

Select any session from the following list, and use registration instructions in the left column.


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sponsored by WCCUSD Alvarado campus

Register online

Classes are offered on:
October 13
November 10
December 1


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by Danville Senior Center

To register, phone 925-314-3490 to make a reservation.

Classes are offered on:
October 21
November 18
December 16
January 20, 2021
February 17, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sponsored by Liberty Adult Education – Brentwood

To register, phone 925-634-2565 to make a reservation.

Classes are offered on:
November 4
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sponsored by Contra Costa County

Register Online

Classes are offered on:
October 7
November 4
December 2


7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Register online
Use the search box at top right to search for “medicare”.

Classes are offered on:
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 15
January 28, 2021
February 25, 2021


9:00 am – 10:00 am
Sponsored by Martinez Adult Education

Register online
Use the search box at top right to search for “medicare”.

Or phone 925-335-5890 and select option 0 to make a reservation.

Classes are offered on:
October 17
November 21
December 12
February 20, 2021


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