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Medicare open enrollment begins; ECKAA offers counseling

The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging is reminding Medicare beneficiaries that the Medicare open enroll period runs Oct. 15 and through Dec, 7, 2023. The enrollment period is to enroll in prescription drugs plans or Medicare Advantage Plans for 2024.

The East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging provides free, unbiased Medicare counseling and can assist with your Medicare needs. Prior to an appointment, complete and return a prescription drug worksheet form. The form can be emailed or mailed, or can be picked up at the ECKAAA office at 117 S. Main, Ottawa, Kan. Walk-in appointments cannot be accommodated.

Appointments will be available in Ottawa at ECKAAA, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Extended hours will be available 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, upon request.

Open enrollment outreach dates will also be available at the following locations:

  • Frontier Extension office, 411 S Oak St., Garnett, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Nov. 2 and Nov. 21.
  • Coffey County Library, 410 Juniatta St., Burlington, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 28.
  • Osage City Library, 515 Main St., Osage City, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nov. 30.

For assistance with Medicare, to schedule an appointment with ECKAAA or one of the open enrollment outreach dates, or to obtain a prescription drug plan worksheet, contact ECKAAA, 117 S. Main St., Ottawa, call 785-242-7200, email, or see

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