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Medicare Counseling Program Presentations Slated for Serramonte Library

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), the nonprofit Medicare counseling program, will give community presentations about Medicare at Daly City’s Serramonte Library on the following Wednesdays in 2015:  February 18, February 25, March 4 and March 11.  The presentations will take place in the Community Room from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon.

New to Medicare” offers an accurate and unbiased overview of Medicare, the four-part federal insurance program for United States citizens and documented permanent residents at least 65 years old or younger than 65 with disabilities. 

Accessing Medicare can be stressful because it changes yearly and varies in cost with each individual’s needs. 

The presentation will introduce beneficiaries to facts about the program to help them make ideal choices for themselves when they are eligible, save them dollars and spare them from fraud.

The information is particularly significant during this general enrollment period that began January 1 and ends March 31.  Those who enroll within this period will become effective July 1 of the same year.  Those who enroll in a later period will have to pay a monetary penalty.

Attendees will gain a basic understanding of Medicare that will arm them against misleading advertising or inappropriate advice.  It will be facilitated by a state-registered HICAP counselor/community educator.

HICAP San Mateo County is the local program administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, California Department of Aging, and Aging and Adult Services of San Mateo County.  Self-Help for the Elderly is the county contractor for HICAP San Mateo County to assist beneficiaries through no-cost, personalized and confidential counseling.

HICAP community educators are available to give presentations to interested groups upon request.  For more information, call HICAP San Mateo (650) 627-9350.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Click here to view the event flyer.

Serramonte Library is located on 40 Wembley Dr., Daly City, CA 94015.  The Community Room is in the lower floor of the library accessible through the side entrance and from inside.