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Extension offers Medicare enrollment classes

Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. Whether you’re new to the program or an existing participant, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is offering a series of FREE classes to help guide you through the maze of Medicare.

The Medicare Basics class walks you through the essentials of Medicare. It covers the basics of Parts A, B, C (Medicare Advantage), D and Medicare supplements (Medigap).

Topics include:

  • benefits and costs
  • the enrollment process
  • enrollment periods
  • various options for coverage

The Medicare Basics class takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, or Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Johnson County Extension Office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe.

If you want to enroll yourself in your own Medicare Drug plan, but you’re just not sure how to navigate through the website, consider the DIY Medicare Part D class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the extension office. This class will provide step-by-step instructions on using the Medicare Plan Finder to select a Medicare prescription drug plan that works best for you.

Registration is required for both classes. Register online or call 913-715-7000 to register by phone.