Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP)
This program provides free, unbiased, confidential help with health insurance questions and concerns. For those who wish to choose an appropriate policy, file a claim, or understand health insurance options, trained volunteers can provide the necessary information.
When facing the constant changes in Medicare, long-term care insurance, medigap policies, and the national health care reform, the services offered through HIICAP enable clients to become better health care consumers. HIICAP helps area elders save more than $1,750,000 each year, and is recognized throughout New York for its high quality educational publications, seminars, and training programs for the public and professionals alike.
HIICAP Seminar Schedule for April, May, and June 2017
Join us for a comprehensive seminar on Medicare. You will learn about eligibility, Part A and Part B coverage, EPIC, and preventive benefits that can enhance and preserve your health. Space is limited please call AOP at 722-1251 to register.
Call 722-1251 to register.
- Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00am
- Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00am
- Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10:00am
Medicare Advantage Plans
Join us for a seminar on Medicare Advantage Plans (MAP) options. You will learn about the differences between original Medicare and MAPs, as well as the different types of MAPs (HMO, PPO, and PFFS plans.)
Call 722-1251 to register.
- Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00pm
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10:00am
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10:00am
Closing the Gaps in Medicare
Join us for a seminar on the supplement insurance options available to cover some or all of the remaining costs after Medicare pays for a medical or hospital service. You will learn what the gaps are and which plans fill those gaps.
Call 722-1251 to register.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 2:00pm
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00am
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 10:00am
Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud and Abuse
Action for Older Persons is proud to offer this video to help you better identify, and protect yourself from Medicare scams and fraud.
If you have dial-up internet service, you can click HERE for a lower quality version of the video.
For more information on the HIICAP program, or to arrange for a guest speaker, call AOP at 607-722-1251 or visit these web sites:
Funding provided by the Administration on Aging and the Broome County and New York State Offices for Aging.
Long-Term Care Resource Center
In 2006, Action for Older Persons (AOP) opened Broome County’s official Long-Term Care Resource Center, a community education and resource center for individuals of all ages who are interested in planning for a successful and comfortable life as they age. The center features a resource library of printed and visual materials on a variety of long-term care topics and payment options. The center also offers informative seminars, as well as free, unbiased, and confidential counseling to help you put a plan in place to pay for long- term care that may include long-term care insurance. With no sales pitch, the Long-Term Care Resource Center assists you with:
- Preserving Assets
- Maintaining Independence
- Improving Quality of Life
- Easing Burden on Loved Ones
- Understanding Choices and Care Options
- This program is supported with funding by the New York State Office for Aging and the Long-Term Care Insurance Education & Outreach Program. New York State does not endorse or recommend any specific insurance product or insurer; this program is solely intended to educate consumers about their choices.
Call us at 722-1251 for more information about the resource center, upcoming seminars, or to schedule a free counseling appointment.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Join us for a comprehensive seminar on the various ways to plan for and pay for long-term care. You will learn eligibility guidelines, affordability and risk factors, and other aspects of long-term care insurance, NY State Partnership Plans, the role of Medicare and Medicaid.
- Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:00am
- Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00pm
- Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 2:00pm
Medicaid and Nursing Home Care
Join AOP for an overview on using Medicaid to pay for a Nursing Home stay for you, a spouse, parent, or other loved one. Topics will include an introduction to financial guidelines, the five year lookback, spousal impoverishment laws, etc. We can also answer questions about Long-Term Care insurance policies (partnership and non-partnership policies) and the use of Medicaid.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 10:00am
- Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:00pm
- Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:00pm
The ABC’s of Long-Term Care
“The ABCs of Long-Term Care” – Offers a closer look at two important topics in long-term care: the various levels of care, and how to pay for care.
Click on the video windows below to play each part of the video.
My Little Book: A Health Diary
Action for Older Persons has partnered with NY Connects (Broome County CASA) to bring you a brand new resource to help you take control of your healthcare: My Little Book. To learn more about what My Little Book can do for you, please watch this informational video:
If you are a professional and would like to learn how you and your patients can benefit from the book watch the professional video below:
For a list of upcoming seminars and classes, click here.