Staff Report

A free seminar for people interested in better understanding Medicare will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, on the third floor of the Sansum Clinic at 215 Pesetas Lane in Santa Barbara. 

The “New to Medicare” is sponsored by HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) and Sansum Clinic.

“HICAP is offering this presentation to help new beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand this comprehensive health care program,” said HICAP Program Manager Julie Posada. “Even those who currently have Medicare coverage can benefit from this detailed overview.”

Topics will include .

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. The presentation is a service of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens.

For more information about the presentation and to reserve a seat at the seminar, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, or Register online at