Exemptions to the Individual Mandate
There are some cases where there is no penalty to not having coverage.
All calls regarding Medicare claim payments should be directed to 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227). This is an automated system that will direct your call based upon your responses to a few automated voice prompts.
SHICK provides Medicare, Medicare supplement, long-term care, and other health insurance counseling through a network of volunteers statewide. All services are free. For more information, call 800-860-5260 or visit their website, www.kdads.ks.gov/SHICK/shick_index.html
KFMC provides independent medical review and the monitoring of quality of care. You have a right to proper diagnosis and treatment under Medicare. KFMC will act on your behalf to protect your rights, especially relating to hospital confinements and treatment. These services are free to Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, call the Topeka office at (785) 273-2552 or 800-432-0407, or visit their website, www.kfmc.org.
The Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services (KDADS) provides many programs and services for Kansas seniors. These services include, but are not limited to, nutrition and meal programs; home health care; homemaker services; housing; transportation; respite care; support groups; case management; and information on long-term care. Services are available through 11 area agencies.
KDADS also administers the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) program.
For more information, call the Topeka office at (785) 296-4987 or 800-432-3535 or visit their website, www.kdads.ks.gov.
CMS is the federal agency responsible for protecting the rights of Medicare beneficiaries. CMS works to make Medicare more effective, responsive and user-friendly. For more information, contact one of the following:
Toll Free Hotline: 800-633-4227 (24 hours a day)
Provides services in both English and Spanish
TTY users: 877-486-2048
Online at www.medicare.gov
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