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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, Ks  67205
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Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

316-660-0100
sg@listserv.ksu.edu

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) 

What is SHICK?

SHICK offers one-on-one, non-biased counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. Volunteer counselors receive training on Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and other health insurance issues that concern Kansans who are on Medicaire. SHICK counselors are not affiliated with the insurance industry. If you are new to Medicare or have questions about Medicare or Medicare related issues, SHICK counselors are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for one-on-one appointments.

Medicare Options Classes

Medicare Options Classes are held several times during the year. Options classes provide basic information on Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medigap or Supplemental Insurance Plans and Medicare Prescription Drug coverage. Check our website for availability.

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15-December 7. During this time period you can: 

  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage.
  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  • Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.
  • Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely.

 

Do You Need Help Paying For Your Medications?

You may qualify for extra help from Medicare....

Extra Help is available if:

  • You have income less than 150% of the Federal Poverty level
  • Limited resources-such as, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, IRA's

If you qualify for extra help:

  • Medicare will pay 75% or more of your prescription drug cost
  • You will automatically receive help paying
    • Premiums
    • Deductibles
    • Co-Pays on your medications
    • No coverage gap

2021 Extra Help Income and Asset Guidelines

Extra Help

Individual (monthly)

Married (monthly)

Income limit Guidelines: Includes Social Security, veterans pensions, work income, and retirement pension

Full: $1,469

Full: $1,980

Partial: $1,630

Partial: $2,198

Asset limit Guidelines: Includes checking, savings, retirement accounts, IRA’s, and CD’s

With burial exclusion: $14,790

With burial exclusion: $29,520

Without burial exclusion: $13,290

Without burial exclusion: $26,520

* The amounts listed above include a standard $20 income discard

Medicare Savings Program

If you qualify, the Medicare Saving Program can help you pay for your Medicare premiums, and possibly your Medicare coinsurance, copayments and deductibles. Contact our office for more information.

2021 MSP Income and Asset Guidelines

Medicare Savings Program

Individual monthly income limit

Married monthly income limit

MSP Pays For:

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary-QMB

$1,093

$1,472

Part A, Part B Premiums, co-payments, deductibles, and co-insurance

Low Income Medicare Beneficiary-LMB

$1,308

$1,762

Part B Premium

Expanded Low Income Medicare Beneficiary-ELMB

$1,469

$1,980

Part B Premium

* The amounts listed above include a standard $20 income disregard.

MSP Asset Guidelines

Individual asset limits

Married asset limits

Assets include: checking, savings, retirement accounts, IRS’s and CD’s

With burial exclusion: $9,470

With burial exclusion: $14,960

Without burial exclusion: $7,970

Without burial exclusion: $11,960

 

For more information please contact our office.

  

 

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Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
Aging and Medicare
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita KS 67205-1759
Fax (316)722-1432

Teresa Hatfield
Adult Development and Aging (316) 660-0117
thatfield@ksu.edu

Amy Hiebert                          FCS Office Professional (SHICK)    (316) 660-0126          achiebert@ksu.edu