Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Health Insurance Marketplace General Information

The 2016 Open Enrollment Period for the Marketplace began on November 1, 2015 and will run through January 31, 2016. Certain life changes qualify for a special enrollment period.

Getting Started

One event will be offered at the library to assist people in enrolling for the 2016 Enrollment Period.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollapalooza

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015
  • 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Marvin Auditorium 101AB
  • Learn about health insurance and find out if you qualify for discounts. Navigators from the Shawnee County Health Agency will be available to answer questions and enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Bring your 2016 estimated income and personal information of all family members.

Get help. You can sign up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at

You can also sign up in Spanish at

You can call 1-800-318-2596, any time, any hour, and a trained representative will help you enroll.

The Health Insurance Marketplace is the website for enrollment in a Qualified Health Plan; it also contains useful education and resource information. is a website developed by the Kansas Insurance Department to supplement the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Consumers can use this site to estimate premiums, tax credits and view the plans available in their areas.

At CoverKS, Kansas consumers will get the most up to date information on where to find local help, including some location that allow appointments to be scheduled online. Search to find local enrollment assistance.

Local help with Health Insurance Marketplace Applications

  • Shawnee County Health Agency, 1615 W. 8th Street, Topeka, KS  66606, (785) 251-2136
    You may contact our staff with questions or to schedule an appointment.
    Hilda      785.251.2136
    Debbie    785.251.2407
    Teresa    785.251.2751

What is the library doing to help?

Library staff are not certified to assist customers in completing the application or enrollment process, but can provide technology assistance in using the library’s public computers and printers.

Please direct questions and feedback on how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library can improve our community partnerships to provide Shawnee County residents with the information they need to:

Lissa Staley, Health Information Librarian

This page updated 11/13/2015