785-841-9538

Medicare Options in Lawrence and Topeka KS

Annual Enrollment Period Open From               October 15th - December 7th, 2017

We have the answers to all of your Medicare questions.

What is Medicare?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).

The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services:

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance)

  • Part A covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some home health care.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

  • Part B covers certain doctors' services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventive services.

Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans)

  • A Medicare Advantage Plan is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. If you're enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medicare services are covered through the plan and aren't paid for under Original Medicare. Most Medicare Advantage Plans offer prescription drug coverage.

Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage)

  • Part D adds prescription drug coverage to Original Medicare, some Medicare Cost Plans, some Medicare Private-Fee-for-Service Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. These plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans may also offer prescription drug coverage that follows the same rules as Medicare Prescription Drug Plans.

Information obtained from www.medicare.gov

Eligibility: Generally, you are eligible for Medicare if you or your spouse worked for at least 10 years in Medicare-covered employment and you are 65 years old and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. If you are not 65, you might also qualify for coverage if you have a disability or with End-Stage Renal disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplant). Our licensed agents can help you plan for your future medical costs.

You also have other Medicare options such as a Medicare Supplement policy. A Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy is sold by private companies. It can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn't cover, like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles.

Stephens Chapin Insurance

2711 W 6th St, Suite A

Lawrence, KS 66049

Main office: 785-841-9538
Fax: 785-865-0623

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tues: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thurs: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Our Providers

Testimonials

5 stars! Elizabeth Peters saved me so much $ on my Insurance and corrected errors that my former Insurance agent neglected!
Brenda S.
We have been customers of Stephens for the past 8 years. We have worked with Brandi Ogunnowo and send appreciation for her AMAZING service! Brandi has been friendly, fast and extremely helpful with understanding all of our policies and getting us the information we need. She is also very personable and compassionate when we've chatted with her about our personal lives. We are grateful to call her our Insurance professional and friend. We are very happy with our relationship with Stephens Insurance. Her customers think she is a great professional and person!
Jill and Eric
Bill Woody was able to save me money on my Medicare coverage and find me plan with lower out of pocket copays. Being on a fixed income, it is greatly appreciated that Stephens Insurance is working so hard to help provide seniors with all the Medicare information that we need.
Anna S.
Knowledgeable and professional service. I can always count on my agent to work for me. Stephens Insurance staff worked to help me settle my claim quick and fair. A++ service!
Tammy