VCAAA’s HICAP available to help with Medicare open enrollment

With the Medicare Open Enrollment period about to begin, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) – part of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Human Services Agency – will again be providing countywide resources and help.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins on October 15 and runs through December 7. HICAP provides free, unbiased Medicare counseling to the public.

In October, November, and December, HICAP counselors — who are registered with the California Department of Aging — will be all around the county, hosting 37 One-Stops to provide individual counseling sessions, as well as 13 “2024 Medicare Changes” presentations.

Sites for these various events include Ventura (the VCAAA office), Camarillo (Camarillo Health Care District, Pleasant Valley Senior Center), Fillmore (Active Adult Center), Moorpark (Active Adult Center), Ojai (HELP of Ojai), Oxnard (Colonia Senior Center, Palm Vista Senior Center, South Oxnard Senior Center, Wilson Senior Center), Santa Paula (Senior Center), Simi Valley (Senior Center) and Thousand Oaks (CRPD Conejo Creek Community Building, Goebel Adult Community Center).

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These events are free, but pre-registration is required for individual appointments at the One-Stops, and requested prior to attendance at the 2024 Medicare Changes presentations. Online signups can be found at, or by calling the VCAAA at (805) 477-7300.

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