We had an amazing webinar with the team from HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program), a local non-profit that helps families navigate the complexities of Medicare. While we were unable to record this session, here are our “Top 5 Takeaways!”

1. Know your Deadlines!  Make sure you enroll on time.  Signing up late can cause a delay in benefits and/or may lead to higher lifetime premiums. Contact HICAP or SHIP for help!

2. Enroll in Plan D even if you don’t take medications.

3. Download the Medicare manual.  It’s free and available here.

4. Guard your Medicare card like a credit card.  Medicare fraud continues to grow at a fast rate!

5. Know who your resources are.  There many great resources out there.  We like HICAP from the Council on Aging.  They have been a trusted, nonprofit organization since 1973.


HICAP (for California only)

Orange County: 714-560-0424

California: 800-434-0222


SHIP (for non-California residents)