Get Enrolled

Now is the time to explore your health coverage options.

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, 2017 to 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.


Get Ready to Enroll: What will you need to apply and enroll?

When enrolling, you will be asked for basic information about your family and household. Make sure to gather the following information before you apply.

  • Names, birth dates and Social Security numbers for everyone in your household.
  • Your projected household income.
  • Tax information, such as filing status and number of dependents.
  • Immigration documentation and supporting identification numbers.
  • Completed Employer Coverage Tool form, which can be downloaded from healthcare.gov.
  • If you plan to submit an online application, you will need an email address and the associated password to create an online Marketplace account. Your Navigator or certified assister can help you create an email address if you do not have one.

Penalty for Not Having Coverage

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