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Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas
The SHICK program is funded by a grant from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, D.C., and managed in Kansas by Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) through agencies such as the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA).
ECKAAA to Present New to Medicare Training
The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging (ECKAAA) will present in 2022, 4 New to Medicare trainings on Wednesday January12, April 13, July 13, and Oct 12. The training will be conducted at the Area Agency Aging and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required. The training is free.
The New to Medicare trainings help newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries:
· Understand Medicare enrollment dates, procedures and penalties
· Understand what Medicare covers and how much plan benefits cost
· Understand how Medicare works with current employee coverage, retiree coverage, federal benefits or military benefits
· Understand how to compare drug plans, Medicare advantage plans and Medicare supplemental plans
We recommend this training for anyone who will be new to Medicare or retiring within the next few months.
Call 785-242-7200 to register.
DID YOU ENROLL IN A MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN FOR 2022
AND NOW HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT DECISION??
If you switched to a Medicare Advantage Plan or to a different Medicare Advantage Plan and are not happy with the decision you made during the recent Open Enrollment Perion, Medicare provides a way that you can undo that decision or switch to a different Medicare Advantage Plan.
Beginning on January 1st through March 31, 2022, Medicare has a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment period. During this time, if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan and want to change your health plan, you can do one of these:
In addition, if you are new to Medicare and enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan during your Initial Enrollment Period, you can change to another Medicare Advantage Plan (with or without drug coverage) or go back to Original Medicare (with or without a drug plan) within the first 3 months you have Medicare.
If you have questions about your Medicare, call ECKAAA and we will gladly help you review your options. (785) 242-7200.
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2022 Open Enrollment Worksheet (pdf)Download
2015 SHICK program brochure- with KE and AS (pdf)Download
Extra Help and checklist 2022 BROCHURE (pdf)Download
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Watch this video to learn the steps involved in starting your Medicare coverage.
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Learn about your options for Medicare Supplement coverage in this video.
Click below to access the Social Security website to view Extra Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs information and to access the link to apply online.
Click below for information on getting help paying for your Medicare costs through the Medicare Savings Program.
Senior Medicare Patrol:
Official Medicare website: www.medicare.gov
Social Security online: www.socialsecurity.gov
Official Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Site www.cms.hhs.gov
RxAssist.org: Look up your medications (brand or generic) for information as to whether you can get them free directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer www.rxassist.org
Medicare Rights: www.medicareinteractive.org
Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment Program: www.cms.gov