Staff Report

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will sponsor a free seminar for people who want a better understanding of Medicare beginning at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at the Solvang Senior Center.

“HICAP is offering this presentation to help beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand their choices during the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7,” said HICAP Program Manager Julie Posada. Even people who already have Medicare coverage can benefit from this presentation, she said.

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

HICAP does not sell, recommend, or endorse any insurance product, agent, insurance company, or health plan. The presentation is a service of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, with financial assistance through a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services, the federal Medicare agency.

The Solvang Senior Centerisat 1745 Mission Drive, behind the Solvang Veterans Memorial Building.

For more information about the Medicare Open Enrollment Choices presentation or to reserve a seat at the seminar, contact the HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663 or, or register online at