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 a self-paced online Welcome to Medicare class. Both classes are specifically designed for Contra Costa residents.
Confused about Medicare?
Our Welcome to Medicare presentations offer up-to-date information about Medicare plans and supplements. Scroll down for the schedule. We also offer an online version of our Welcome to Medicare class.
Welcome to Medicare is a free HICAP class designed for those new to Medicare.
Classes cover 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
These classes are popular, so 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 Classes via ZOOM Video Conferencing|
Live classes via ZOOM require you to have a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone in order to connect to the class. You will receive information on how to connect to the class, via e-mail, once you have registered.
|MONDAY||Sponsored by Concord Senior Center|
phone 925-671-3320 between 9am and noon,
or use Concord’s search box and type “Medicare” to Register Online.
|Quarterly on the second or third Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Upcoming classes will be held on July 13 and Sept 14.
|TUESDAY||Sponsored by WCCUSD Alvarado campus|
|Register online (Online registration preferred) or phone 925-602-4163 to make a reservation|| Second Tuesday evening, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Upcoming classes are scheduled for July 14, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, and Dec 1.
|THURSDAY||Sponsored by Mt. Diablo Unified School District|
(Registration will be available when each session’s enrollment begins.) Online registration is preferred, but you may also phone 925-602-4163 to make a reservation
| Second or Third Thursday evening, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Upcoming classes are scheduled for Sept 24, Oct 22, and Nov 19.
|SATURDAY||Sponsored by Martinez Adult Education|
|To register, phone 925-335-5890 and select option 0 to make a reservation.||Monthly on the second or third Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Upcoming classes for the Fall Semester will be held on Sept. 19, Oct. 17, and Nov. 21.