Staff Report

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will sponsor two free virtual New to Medicare presentations for people interested in better understanding Medicare. The presentations will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, beginning at 10 a.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18, beginning at 6 p.m.

 “HICAP is offering these presentations to help new beneficiaries and their caregivers better understand this comprehensive health care program,” announced Jim Talbott, president of the Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens.  Even those who currently have Medicare coverage can benefit from this detailed overview. 

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. The 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 ‘New to Medicare’ presentations and to register, contact the local HICAP office at 1-800-434-0222, 1-805-928-5663, or  online at  Registration is required.