Kansas Medicare Insurance Plans
Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) Policies
The state of Kansas does require insurers to sell Medicare Supplement Insurance policies to its residents who are under the age of 65.
Mini-COBRA Policies (Small Group)
Kansas does mandate continuation coverage for small employers under 20 employees as part of the Kansas Continuation Law.
Kansas Medicare Savings Program
There is a Medicare Savings Program available to residents of Kansas.
The following data is from 2016 and is based on federal amounts. These amounts may increase in 2017. If your income and resources are slightly higher, you should still apply, you may qualify for benefits even if your income is higher than the limits listed.*
- Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMBs): For individuals with a monthly income under $1,010 and couples with a monthly income under $1,355 the state pays all premiums, copays, and deductibles for Original Medicare (Parts A and B).
*Data from Medicare.gov
**According to Secure.ssa.gov, you should be aware that several States may even disregard all resources for individuals or couples in certain categories.
State Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK)
The local State Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program exists to help you understand your Medicare benefits. SHICK, which is a free program for Kansas residents, provides personal, one-on-one Medicare beneficiary counseling in Kansas.
Kansas SCHICK provides education, counseling, and information concerning:
- Medicare (Parts A and B)
- Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C)
- Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
- Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap)
- Prescription assistance programs
- Long-term care and payment options
- Health care rights and protections
- Other health insurance subjects
Kansas SHICK also advocates on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries regarding claim questions and disputes. SHICK is operated by trained volunteers who assist with SHICK statewide and funded by a grant through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
(Extra Help) for Prescription Drugs
In 2016, you may qualify if you have up to $17,820 in yearly income ($24,030 for a married couple) and up to $13,640 in resources ($27,250 for a married couple).
Consult with a MedicareSolutions.com licensed sales agent if you live in Kansas in order to get personal assistance for Kansas Medicare Insurance Plans. A trained and knowledgeable licensed sales agent can help you compare plans in your area and help you find the Medicare insurance benefits that are right for your needs.