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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Make an appointment, before coming into the office.

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

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Free Medicare Classes

Every day,10,000 Americans become Medicare eligible, but many do not understand health insurance or Medicare. Insufficient or inaccurate information can lead to late enrollment penalties, gaps in coverage, strained finances and delayed health-care treatment.

Johnson County Extension is offering a series of free classes to help those new to Medicare or help existing participants navigate this oftentimes confusing program.

Location: Johnson County Extension office, 11811 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe Map to office

Medicare Basics Classes
Medicare Basics is a program to walk new or confused participants 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 and
  • various options for coverage

DIY Medicare Part D Classes:
Want to enroll yourself in your own Medicare Drug plan but just not sure how to navigate through the website? This class will provide step-by-step instructions on using the Medicare Plan Finder so you can select a Medicare prescription drug plan that works best for you. For adults enrolled in Medicare who want to learn to navigate the Medicare.gov website themselves to choose a Part D Plan.


Free Medicare Counselling Available
During the open enrollment period, you can get free counselling
from extension agent Denise Dias.

Download the Medicare Prescription Drug Worksheet,
complete and return the worksheet to Denise.Dias@jocogov.org.

You will be mailed or emailed a comparison of the top 3 plans with an explanation and instructions.

Contact Us

Denise Dias
Family and Consumer Sciences Agent