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Southwind District

The ABCs & Ds of Medicare


Come and learn about the basics of Medicare in a casual setting (you can bring your lunch!) with a presentation by certified Senior Health Insurance Counselors (SCHICK) - Joy Miller, Southwind Extension District Extension Agent; and Melanie Smith, SCHICK Coordinator with Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

You will learn more about Medicare eligibility, enrollment, Medigap & Medicare Advantage Plans, penalties, income variances, and Medicare parts A, B, C, and D.  Reservations are required.  Call 620-431-2980 to register.

Tuesday, September 17th: Bronson Public Library, noon to 1pm.  RSVP by Friday, September 13.

Monday, September 23rd:  Yates Center Ambulance meeting room, noon to 1pm.  Register by Friday, September 20.

Tuesday, October 15th:  Fort Scott Presbyterian Village.  Time TBA.  Register by Friday, October 11.

Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Enrollment starts this fall.  One to one counseling sessions are available during Medicare and Marketplace Open Enrollment at each of our Extension offices.  Medicare open enrollment is from October 15th thru December 7th, and Marketplace open enrollment is November 1st thru December 15th.  If you have questions, or would like to set up an appointment, ask for Joy Miller at 620-223-3720 or email joymiller@ksu.edu.  

You can schedule your appointments with Joy on these days in these offices:  Mondays - Iola, Tuesdays - Erie, Wednesdays - Yates Center, Thursdays and Fridays -  Fort Scott.

Other Resources

Health Insurance How-Tos

Kansas Health Institute