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Medicare and Health Insurance



This page is undergoing construction as we update important information. 
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What is HIICAP Counseling?

  • Free, confidential, unbiased information about Medicare and related Health Insurances.
  • HIICAP is the NY State Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program.
  • Information is provided by State Certified, State and locally trained Health Insurance Counselors.

Confused by Medicare?  We can help you:

  • Understand Medicare,  
  • Medicare Drug plans,
  • Medigap (supplement) policies,
  • Medicare Advantage plans (Part C),
  • NY State EPIC
  • Retiree health insurance,
  • Coordination of benefits and
  • Report suspected Medicare fraud

Link to our comprehensive  HIICAP Resource Guide  to read and get many questions answered.

Chemung County's HIICAP Virtual Classroom is coming soon, where you can learn about:

  • Introduction to the classroom
  • Topics
    • Enrolling in Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • Coverage Choices
      • Medicare Supplements (Medigaps)
      • Medicare Part D
      • Medicare Advantage (Part C)
    • NY State EPIC
    • Medicare Savings Programs and Extra Help
    • Marketplace Insurance and Medicare


HOW TOs:
How to create a MyMedicare.gov account
How to compare Medicare Advantage plans or Medicare Prescription Drug plans on Medicare's Website