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Free Seminar by HICAP to Discuss Medicare Open Enrollment Choices

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will sponsor a free seminar for people interested in better understanding Medicare.

The first Medicare Open Enrollment Choices presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, at the Santa Barbara Central Library located at 40 E. Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara.

“HICAP is offering this presentation to help beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand their choices during the Medicare open enrollment period which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7,” said Jim Talbott, president of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens's board of directors.  

Even those who currently have Medicare coverage can benefit from this presentation.

Topics will include an introduction to Medicare including what Medicare covers, supplemental insurance, how to evaluate and choose the best Part D prescription coverage and Medicare Advantage plan options.

HICAP is pleased to partner with the Santa Barbara Public Library in presenting this important information to the community.

HICAP offers free and unbiased counseling and information on Medicare issues. It does not sell, recommend or endorse any insurance product, agent, insurance company or health plan.

This presentation is a service of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, HICAP with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services, the federal Medicare agency.

For more information about the Medicare Open Enrollment Choices presentation and to reserve a seat at this seminar, contact the local HICAP office at 1.800.434.0222, 805.928.5663 or [email protected] or register online at www.centralcoastseniors.org.

— Bill Batty represents Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program.

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