Health Care and Insurance

Use information resources to better understand health care and health insurance options and connect with local assistance in navigating complex decisions.

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Health Insurance

  • Kansas Insurance Department
    Includes health, medicare and long-term care insurance information from the state agency that regulates, licenses, educates and assists with all insurance companies and consumers in Kansas.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace
    Find updates on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace and referrals to local Shawnee County Navigators to assist with enrollment.
  • KanCare
    Answers consumer questions about KanCare, the Medicaid option for Kansas,  including choosing a health plan, and applying for KanCare coverage.
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) in Kansas
    A comprehensive overview and explanation of Health Savings Accounts from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Healthcare and Medical Decisions

  • Medical Decision Forms
    Kansas-specific medical decision forms including treating minors who are injured, advance directives, living wills, power of attorney, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), and more. Options are available in both English and Spanish.
  • Choosing a Doctor or Health Care Service
    We all want high-quality health care, but it’s hard to know how to choose. There are many things to consider, including what your insurance covers, whether a health care provider or service is accredited, the location of a service, hours that the service is available, whether you like a health care provider’s personality.