Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Health Insurance Marketplace General Information

Key 2019 Open Enrollment dates

  • The 2019 Open Enrollment Period runs from Thursday, November 1, 2018, to Saturday, December 15, 2018.
  • If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2019 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
  • Plans sold during Open Enrollment start January 1, 2019.

For other essential enrollment information, get a quick overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Enrollment Assistance 24/7

Navigators are available year-round to answer questions, complete applications for Special Enrollment for those affected by a life changing event, and participate in community outreach and education events to raise awareness about the Marketplace.

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.

Online Resources

The Health Insurance Marketplace is the website for enrollment in a Qualified Health Plan; it also contains useful education and resource information.

The Kansas Insurance Department offers frequently asked questions about the Affordable Healthcare Act

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.

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 our Health Information Librarian: Lissa Staley,, 785-580-4629

This page updated 9/5/2018