In Kansas, you can access the Health Insurance Marketplace by visiting healthcare.gov. At healthcare.gov you’ll learn about the available plans and rates for your area. You can also estimate your out-of-pocket costs by answering a few questions about your household.
The Marketplace is open from November 1 – December 15, 2017. There are four easy ways to apply:
You may be able to get coverage outside the open enrollment period if you have certain life changes — like getting married, having a baby, losing other coverage, or moving — or if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Click here for more information: coverks.com/life-happens.
When enrolling, you will be asked for basic information about your family and household. Make sure to gather the following information before you apply.
If you can afford health insurance but choose not to purchase any, you must have a health coverage exemption or you will pay a penalty, also known as a fine or individual responsibility payment. The fee is calculated two different ways – as a percentage of your household income, and per person. You’ll pay whichever is higher.
For more information, visit: healthcare.gov/fee-exemptions