We Are California Health Advocates

The leading non-profit focused on Medicare advocacy and education in California. We provide timely information on Medicare and long-term care, and conduct state and national policy advocacy for increased consumer rights and protections.


SMP Empowering Seniors

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) helps Medicare beneficiaries avoid, detect and report health care fraud. Fueled by volunteers, this nationwide program empowers seniors through one-on-one counseling, advocacy, outreach and peer education.

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Tribal Nations & Medicare

Medicare offers important additional coverage and funding to American Indian and Alaskan Native elders and their Indian health hospitals and clinics.


All About Medicare

We provide accurate, unbiased information about Medicare benefits and long-term care for Californians. Learn how Medicare works, ways to supplement your coverage, about low-income programs, prescription drugs and your long-term care options.

What’s New

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period (also called Annual Election Period - AEP) is Oct 15 - Dec 7, 2020
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For Professionals ~ Medicare Advocacy, Policy & Education

We provide education and policy advocacy around Medicare’s most pressing issues, as well as educational workshops, training and consultation to professionals on comprehensive Medicare topics and policy concerns.

HICAP Free Medicare Consulting

The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) provides free, objective information and counseling on Medicare. Find your local HICAP and get answers regarding your Medicare rights and benefits.

Fact Sheet Knowledge Center

We provide detailed Medicare information broken down into “bite size” pieces. Our 30+ comprehensive, California-specific fact sheets cover 9 major Medicare and other health insurance related topic areas.