New Program on Medicare for Folks Nearing Retirement

Retirement & Medicare
June 13, 2013  |  6:30 pm–8:30 pm  |  Menninger Room 206

SHICK, a part of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, holds a quarterly series at the library that provides Medicare information for individuals preparing to retire. You can learn what benefits you will qualify for, and SHICK counselors will answer your questions.

The goal of SHICK is to educate and assist the public to make informed decisions on their Medicare choices. SHICK Counselors receive training on Medicare, including Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage plans, and Part D (Prescription Drug coverage), Medicare Supplement Insurance, Long-Term Care, and other health insurance subjects that concern Medicare beneficiaries. SHICK counselors help cut through the confusion.

Drop into Medicare Mondays at the Library
Join the SHICK counseling program as they help you navigate through the complex web that is Medicare. Bring your questions. This program is repeated on the first Monday of each month.

medicareiconRead Medicare & You, the official Medicare booklet on Medicare coverage, rights and protections.

Come to the library for health resources. Tap into health insurance databases or thumb through books on Medicare.

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  • Grace

    Unfortunately, I missed the quarterly Medicare presentation on June 13. Does Medicare Mondays offer one-on-one counseling only, not a presentation/overview? Is it also in Menninger Room 206?

  • Nate

    Hi Grace,

    Thank you for asking! If you missed the presentation on June 13, don’t worry, you can certainly attend one of our Medicare Monday programs. The big difference is that the quarterly programs are focused more on people who are preparing for retirement, and getting them educated on what they need to do to prepare. The Medicare Monday programs do this as well, but also tend to cover some other topics, too. But both include presentations from the SHICK counselors.

    So feel free to come to our Medicare Monday program and have questions! The SHICK counselors will have answers for you, and if you need a one on one consultation they will be able to set that up for you. And yes, Medicare Mondays is in the Menninger Room as well. If you have any other questions, let me know.