Medicare Open Enrollment for 2014 begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will give an update on Medicare benefits and costs for 2014 at three free community presentations in El Dorado County.
• Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3350 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe.
• Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center located at 990 Lassen Lane in El Dorado Hills.
• Monday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. at the Placerville Senior Center located at 937 Spring Street in Placerville.
HICAP is a nonprofit organization that gives free, unbiased information and counseling to Medicare beneficiaries, including people soon to become eligible for Medicare. HICAP is not affiliated with any insurance company, nor does it sell, endorse, or recommend any specific insurance product. HICAP counseling sites are located in Placerville, El Dorado Hills and South Lake Tahoe. HICAP works in partnership with the senior programs of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.
To schedule a free, individual appointment with a registered HICAP counselor, call 530-621-6369 (for Placerville and El Dorado Hills) or 530-542-6094 (for South Lake Tahoe). For information about additional senior services in El Dorado County, please visit edcgov.us/humanservices.