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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

    316-660-0166 fax

    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.

    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

    Do I qualify?

     Extra Help



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

     $1,518/per month

     $2,058/ per month

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

     Total no more than

     Total no more than

    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.

    Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB):

    Can help you pay for, Part A premiums, Part B premiums, deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments.

    Low Income Medicare Beneficiary (LMB or SLMB):

    Can help you pay for your Part B premium only.

    To qualify you must meet the following qualifications in 2017.


    under $1,366 per month

    under $9,060

    under $1,852 per month

    under $14,340

    For more information about these programs 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 Agent
    (316) 660-0117

    Carla Wankum
    SHICK Program Assistant
    (316) 660-0126