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Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County
7001 W. 21st Street N.
Wichita, KS  67205
Map & Location

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.

 

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Overview 2022 Medicare A and Medicare B

Medicare Important Phone Numbers and Websites

 

ImportantPhoneNumbersand Websites:

Kansas Insurance Department

Information about Medicare Supplemental (Medigap Policies)

Phone: 1-800-432-2484

Website: https://insurance.kansas.gov/

  • Counselors who can answer Medicare Supplement questions
  • Information on company complaint ratios or history in Kansas
  • Current pricing for Medicare Supplemental Insurance in Kansas
  • Request a copy of the most current Medicare Supplemental Shopper’s Guide

Wichita SocialSecurityOffice

Address: 3216 N Cypress, Rock Rd and 32nd St N

Phone: 1-866-931-9173

Website: www.ssa.gov

  • Sign up for Medicare A and B
  • Information on Social Security retirement benefits
  • Apply for Extra Help paying for Medicare Part D

 

KanCare Clearinghouse(Medical Eligibility for the Elderly & Disabled)
PO Box Box 3599

Topeka, KS 66601-9738

Phone: 1-800-792-4884 Fax:  1 844-264-6285 TDD/TTY: 1 800-792-4292

  • Apply for the Medicare Savings Program
  • Apply for KanCare

KanCare Ombudsman: (Help  filling out KanCare applications): 316-978-3566

Other Helpful Websites:

SedgwickCountyExtension:www.sedgwick.ksu.edu (Educational information, upcoming classes)

Medicare:www.medicare.gov  (Official government Medicare website)

Do You Need Help Paying For Your Medications? 

You may qualify for Extra Help if:                                                              

  • You have income less that 150% of the federal povery 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 costs
  • You will automatically recieve help paying for:
    • Premiums
    • Deductibles
    • Co-pays on your medications
    • No coverage gap

To apply for Extra Help visit: Social Security Administration

2022 Extra Help Income and Asset Guidelines

Extra Help

Single (monthly)

Married (monthly)

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

Full: $1,606

Full: $2,156

Partial: $1,719

Partial: $2,309

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

With burial exclusion: $15,510

With burial exclusion: $30,950

Without burial exclusion: $14,010

Without burial exclusion: $27,950

* 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.

2022 MSP Income and Asset Guidelines

Medicare Savings Program

Individual monthly income limit

Married monthly income limit

MSP Pays For:

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary-QMB

$1,153

$1,546

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

Low Income Medicare Beneficiary-LMB

$1,379

$1,851

Part B Premium

Expanded Low Income Medicare Beneficiary-ELMB

$1,549

$2,080

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: $9,900

With burial exclusion: $15,600

Without burial exclusion: $8,400

Without burial exclusion: $12,600

To apply visit: KanCare

For more information or to recieve a paper application please contact our office.

  

 

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Sedgwick County Events

Contact Information

Have Questions? Contact:

Sedgwick County
Aging and Medicare
7001 W. 21st St. North
Wichita KS 67205-1759
Fax: (316) 660-0166

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

Amy Hiebert                          SHICK Program Assistant        (316) 660-0126          achiebert@ksu.edu

Jennifer Exline                        FCS Office Professional             (316) 660-0143                       exline@ksu.edu