As a home care company, healthcare is always an important issue to us and to our clients. The fact that the largest group of clients are seniors makes Medicare very important, within the healthcare context. So, an organization such as California Health Advocates is an incredibly important resource for us, our clients and their families. In fact, we have included California Health Advocates on our own Useful Resources page on our Web site.
In addition to a newsletter and excellent sections on their Web site on a variety of topics. One of those is Long-Term Care Insurance — a topic we think everyone should explore very thoroughly and have written articles about in this blog. Other topics include Medicare and Disabilities and “Medigap”.
One of the most important services of the California Health Advocates is HICAP (1-800-434-0222):
Free individual counseling about Medicare and other health care issues is available through the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), with offices in every county in California and a toll-free hotline. HICAP also offers free educational presentations to groups of Medicare beneficiaries, their families and/or providers on a variety of Medicare and other health insurance related topics.
So, check them out, if you live in California. If you do not live here, why not? 🙂
Best wishes, Bert