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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

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1006 N. State St.
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645



Health Insurance Enrollment

You should start thinking about your Medicare and Social Security benefits six months before you are eligible to receive them.  There are a number of steps that you should take, and they are outlined on this New to Medicare Checklist.  The checklist includes online, in-person, and phone resources.

You can also make an appointment to meet with Joy Miller, the Southwind District Certified SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) Consultant.

Consultations by phone, e-mail, and Zoom are also available, and all services are free.  Call or email Joy to set up your appointment: 620-223-3720; joymiller@ksu.edu .


Health Insurance Smarts

There are lots of things to consider when you are choosing a health insurance plan for you and your family.  What benefits do you need?  Do you already have a health care provider, and can you continue to use him or her?  What costs are you able to afford?

The right plan for you and your family will depend on your health and your financial situation.  Check out the K-State Research and Extension Health Insurance Smarts resources as you make insurance decisions.

Joy Miller
Southwind District Extension Agent, Adult Development and Aging & Family Resource Management
Fort Scott Office
Phone: 620-223-3720