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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

1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

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


Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Fall marks the time to review Medicare and Marketplace health insurance options for yourself and your family.

Medicare - enrolled or new - we can assist you with a Part D drug or Advantage plan comparison and enrollment.

Marketplace - enrolled or new - we can assist you with the setting up of an account, application, plan comparison, and enrollment.

Call your Southwind Extension District office to set up an in-person appointment:

  • Mondays: Yates Center - 620-625-8620
  • Tuesdays: Fort Scott - 620-223-3720
  • Wednesdays: Erie - 620-244-3826
  • Thursdays: Iola - 620-365-2242

Consultations by phone, e-mail, and Zoom are also available, and all services are free.


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