Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Kansas. With more than 542,200 Kansas beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Kansas. We want to help you better understand your options and make the decision-process as seamless as possible once you’re ready to enroll in Medicare or discover different coverage options.

Kansas Medicare Enrollments

427,220

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

115,061

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

398,211

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

542,281

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Kansas

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Kansas?

Medicare covers most Kansas residents who are age 65 or older, and it also covers disabled Kansas residents. In general, Medicare enrollment in Kansas works the same way as it does in the rest of the country. If you qualify, Original Medicare Part A and Part B will help cover your health costs.

Once you have Medicare eligibility, you can begin choosing a new health plan through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medigap plan, and/or a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Who Qualifies for Medicare

Medicare Health Plan Resources in Kansas

  • Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK): SHICK is a free program offering Kansans an opportunity to talk with trained, community volunteers and get answers to questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK provides you with many resources that will help you with your questions about Medicare. SHICK has counselors throughout the state who can assist people to stay informed on changing conditions in health care insurance and to cut through the confusion.
    Contact: Call 1-800-860-5260. You can also search for the nearest county office at the Kansas Commission on Aging website.

  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment helps seniors determine their eligibility for Medicare and other programs and protects the rights of each consumer. Their website also includes policy memos concerning long-term care, VA benefits, and any eligibility changes as they are updated.
    Contact: Call (785) 296-1500 or email [email protected]

  • Kansas Medicare Savings Program (MSP): MSP is a program for people who have Medicare and helps with some of the out-of-pocket expenses. This program may pay for or lower Medicare Part A, Part B, and/or Part D premiums, deductibles, and copayments (based on income). To qualify for any level of MSP, individuals must have or be eligible for Medicare Part A and have income and resources below a certain threshold. The income and resource requirements are different for each of the three Medicare Savings Programs/Levels and may change from year to year.
    Contact: Call 1-800-792-4884 or download an application online and fax it to 1-844-264-6285.

  • Kansas Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP): SMP is a statewide project designed to reduce Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste, or abuse. Through education, outreach, one-on-one assistance, and problem resolution, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are educated and counseled on how to protect themselves and identify and report scams and healthcare fraud or abuse. The Kansas SMP trains volunteers to assist with educating consumers.
    Contact: Call 1-800-432-3535.

  • Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs): The ADRC is a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities, and income levels – and their caregivers – can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs. The ADRC is designed to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports. Staff at the ADRC provide objective information and assistance to help people access private or publicly funded service programs.
    To locate the nearest resource center, call 1-855-200-2372 to speak to a counselor.

The licensed agents that are partnered with Time for 65 can help you compare the availability, benefits, and costs of Medicare plans in your specific region of Kansas. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Kansas so that you receive personalized, affordable, and easy-to-use coverage options and solutions. Feel free to fill out the form or give us a call at (866) 327-0148 anytime to get your free quote and ask any questions that may be lingering.