Staff Report

People who want a better understanding of Medicare can attend a free presentation at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Surf Room of the Lompoc Valley Medical Center, 1515 E. Ocean in Lompoc.

The seminar is sponsored by HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and the Lompoc Valley Medical Center.

Topics will include a comprehensive introduction to Medicare, including what Medicare covers, supplemental insurance, Part D prescription coverage, Medicare and employer group health plans, and retiree health plan considerations.

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

To get more information about the presentation or to reserve a seat, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, or, or register at