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Free Medicare Part D Walk-In Help Day

With the Medicare Open Enrollment deadline a little more than a week away, there are people who may still have questions about which options they should choose. Johnson County K-State Research and Extension has set aside 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28 as a time to provide free help to Johnson County residents who need assistance with options for Medicare Advantage (Part C) or the Prescription Drug plan (Part D).

The event is at the Sunset Drive Office Building, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, in Olathe. There is no charge for this free service. No appointment is needed to stop in. First come/first served. The building opens at 8 a.m. A Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage worksheet can be downloaded in advance.

During this event, a Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) volunteer will review your current plan and compare it to others to see if you can save money. They will help you consider the following changes before you decide what to do:

  • Are all your medications covered with your current plan for 2019?
  • Will you see any increase in your cost-shares at the pharmacy?
  • Can you use any pharmacy you want?
  • Do you have any restrictions on your medications, such as quantity limits, step therapy or prior authorization?

This fall during Open Enrollment counseling provided by Extension, someone was able to save $30,000 as a result of the advice received.