Health Care & Insurance

Changing laws, increased choices, and the threat of scams combine to make health care coverage decisions both difficult and stressful. The best way to make informed, safe decisions is to become familiar with the facts. Browsing the links on this page will help you do just that. This section is intended to provide senior health related information in one convenient location.

Health Insurance Products (usually PPOs)

In California, the Department of Insurance regulates health plans and disability policies issued by insurance companies. 

Be aware of your rights before buying insurance, such as your right to look up an agent, broker, or insurance company.    

How to file a complaint with the Department of Insurance if your treatment has been denied, improperly delayed, or your policy has been canceled inappropriately.

For precautions and helpful tips for buying insurance, review a Senior Insurance Bill of Rights.

An overview of the types of senior health coverage, including Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medi-Cal plans is provided by the Department of Insurance.

Health Plans

HMOs and other types of health plans are regulated by the Department of Managed Health Care.  

Medicare is a national health insurance program for seniors or those with disabilitiesMedicare Advantage Plans (Seniors or Disabled)

How to file a complaint with the Department of Managed Health Care.