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File #: 4227   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2021 Department: Aging and Adult Services
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action: 6/8/2021
Subject: Contract with Council on Aging - Southern California to provide Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program Services
Attachments: 1. CON-DAAS-06-08-2021-HICAP, 2. Item #8 Executed BAI, 3. 21-407 Executed Contract
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

June 8, 2021

FROM
SHARON NEVINS, Director, Department of Aging and Adult Services

SUBJECT
Title
Contract with Council on Aging - Southern California to provide Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program Services
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve contract with Council on Aging - Southern California to provide Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program services, in the amount of $1,665,000, for the period of July 1, 2021 through October 31, 2024.
(Presenter: Glenda Jackson, Deputy Director - Chief Public Guardian, 891-3917)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
This item does not impact Discretionary General funding (Net County Cost). The contract amount of $1,665,000 is funded with ($666,000) Federal, and ($999,000) State revenues. Adequate appropriation and revenue have been included in the Department of Aging and Adult Services' (DAAS) 2021-22 recommended budget and will be included in future recommended budgets.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
DAAS has been designated as the local Area Agency on Aging to administer Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). DAAS has been providing HICAP services through a contracted agency since 1998. Under the terms of the recommended contract, Council on Aging-Southern California will provide HICAP services to seniors and Medicare recipients countywide.

HICAP is a service program offered throughout San Bernardino County at a variety of locations, including senior and community centers. Services include, but are not limited to, counseling on Medicare, long-term care, health insurance, and managed care through the use of trained and supervised HICAP counselors, including the support of a strong contingent of volunteer counselors. Other services include review...

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