Counseling & Assistance for enrolling in Medicare

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The Open enrollment period for 2023 Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans will be held from October 15 through December 7, 2022. The Reno County Department of Aging will once again partner with trained SHICK volunteers from the Reno County Volunteer Center to offer counseling and assistance for Reno County residents over age 60 who need help enrolling or reviewing their drug coverage. SHICK is the acronym for the Senior
Health Insurance Counselors in Kansas program conducted through the Kansas Department of Aging. Reviewing your Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan each year is important to ensure the best coverage for the best price.

Who needs an appointment? If you are on Medicare Part A or Part A & B and currently have or want to have a Part D Prescription Drug Plan. Who Doesn’t need an appointment?
If you are currently on KanCare you do not need to make an appointment because your prescription drugs are being managed through the KanCare program.

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, contact your plan provider to discuss your prescription drug coverage for 2023.  You do not need an appointment.
The counseling and enrollment assistance will be offered at the Reno County Department of Aging. This fall, appointments will return to face-to-face personal appointments on a first come first served basis. Those interested in assistance can call 620-694-2911 for an appointment. Appointments are available now and will be accepted October 15 – November 30, 2022.

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