Health Insurance Marketplace General Information
The 2016 Open Enrollment Period for the Marketplace has ended. Certain life changes qualify for a special enrollment period.
Understanding the Connection Between Health Insurance and Taxes
When you file your taxes, you’ll need to include information about your health coverage. Whether you enrolled in coverage, received financial help, or chose to go without coverage there may be tax implications — including the possibility of a penalty payment. Below are resources that will help you understand your 2015 health coverage status and what you need to do next!
- Healthcare.gov: 2015 Health Coverage & Your Federal Taxes
- How Health Coverage Affects Your Taxes Factsheet
- No Health Coverage? What That Means for Your Taxes Factsheet
- Get Covered: A One-Page Guide to the Health Insurance Marketplace
- Marketplace Application Checklist
- The Value of Health Insurance
- Things to Think About When Choosing a Health Plan
Get help. You can sign up 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at HealthCare.gov
You can also sign up in Spanish at CuidadoDeSalud.gov.
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.
InsureKS.org 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, Topeka, KS 66606, (785) 251-2136
You may contact our staff with questions or to schedule an appointment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This page updated 3/4/2016