Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK)


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503 S Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66606 (m)
Toll Free: (800) 860-5260
Fax: (785) 296-0256

Shawn Sullivan, Secretary



Mission Statement: Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans educates the public and assists consumers on topics related to Medicare and health insurance so they can make informed decisions

Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday except holidays

Services: Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans provides the following services through trained volunteers in your community

  • Consumer education services provides objective information about Medicare A,B,C, and D, Medicare Supplement insurance, long-term care insurance, prescription drug assistance, receiving Medicare through managed care plans and other insurance related topics.  Consumers receive information through public forums, presentations to organizations and groups, displays, radio, television and a variety of printed materials.
  • Confidential sessions with trained counselors focus on specific information or problems.  Individual counseling sessions are an effective way to objectively provide information on health insurance coverage, claims assistance, and referrals to appropriate agencies.  Individual decision-making and problem-solving are supported at all times.

Eligibility: Those individuals on Medicare or about to begin Medicare coverage, their families and caregivers

How to Apply: Call to find the sponsoring organization

Fees: None

Funding: Federal grant program

Sponsoring Organizations:

  • Shawnee / Jefferson Counties
    Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging Clients
    Vanessa Merillat, SHICK Coordinator
    2910 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66611 (m)
    Phone: (785) 235-1367
    Toll Free: (800) 798-1366
    Fax: (785) 354-5346
  • K-State Research & Extension, SNCO
    Cindy Evans, County Extension Agent
    1740 SW Western Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604 (m)
    Phone: (785) 232-0062
    Fax: (785) 232-0093