Medicare & More
MEDICARE - Extension serves as a Senior Health Insurance Counseling For Kansas (SHICK) Partner and provides education and one on one assistance. Currently, we do not have a SHICK certified extension agent. However, if you need help with Medicare issues, you can stop by the Twin Creeks Extension District Offices (Hoxie, Oberlin or Norton) and pick up (or print from here) a Medicare "D" intake form & we can find a SHICK Counselor near you.
Medicare Basics Classes
Class Description - Are you turning 65 and wondering how to sign up for Medicare? Maybe you know how to sign up but need assistance figuring out what Medicare Supplement you need, or maybe you are wondering how to sign up or switch Medicare Part D Plans. This class will cover the basics of the different parts of Medicare, medicare supplements, and more. Inquire about Medicare Basics Classes held in Northwest Kansas at any of your local Twin Creeks District Extension Offices.
New to Medicare Appointments
If you missed the Medicare Basics Class, call to make an appointment with a certified SHICK Counselor 3 months before you turn 65 or receive information about Medicare.
Medicare Part D (Prescription) Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment takes place between October 15th and December 7th each year. Every year the plan details change and your prescriptions may also change so it is recommended to review your Part D Prescription Plan each year. If you are looking to compare plans at home, there are step-by-step video directions on the right side of the Medicare.gov / Medicare Plan Finder website.