California Health Advocates

aka CHA   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.cahealthadvocates.org

Mission

California Health Advocates provides quality Medicare and related healthcare coverage information, education and policy advocacy.

Notes from the nonprofit

We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions. Call (916) 231-5110.

Ruling year info

1998

Board Chair

Douglas Shaw

Main address

5380 Elvas Ave Ste 221

Sacramento, CA 95819 USA

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Formerly known as

The California HICAP Association

EIN

94-3275527

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Seniors' Rights (R25)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

CHA works to address Medicare rights for beneficiaries and those that assist them. Medicare has been at the forefront of public policy to have it be privatized. CHA will work towards keeping this entitlement as is. Also, there are so many that need to be educated on their Medicare benefits and we help with educating professionals who work with Medicare beneficiaries.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medicare Policy Advocacy/Technical Assistance

CHA provides regional training workshops addressing Medicare issues and health insurance topics, including long term care insurance and Medicare fraud and abuse.

Population(s) Served

To educate Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare fraud, errors and abuse.

Population(s) Served

CHA offers various training workshops on all aspects of Medicare: Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage, Part D, Appeals, Medigaps and Long Term Care.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries about their options. To participate in the legislative process in advocating for senior rights pertaining to their Medicare, supplemental insurance and Long Term Care insurance.

Our strategy is to do outreach and educate via our website. We are reachable to organizations that need assistance.

We have staff and consultants that are capable of assisting within our scope of work.

We have accomplished much in the Public Policy arena. Just recently we worked towards getting the Equitable Relief extended from those on an ACA plan to Medicare.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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California Health Advocates

Board of directors
as of 02/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Douglas Shaw

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2022


Board co-chair

Henry Tyson

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2022

Frank Nelson

Senior Advocacy Services

Maria Nava

Merced County Health and Human Services

Christina Kahn

Self Help for the Elderly

Linda Cardoza

Council on Aging Southern California

David Wilder

Consumer

Pamela King

Consumer

Frank Nelson

Senior Advocacy Services

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes