Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Health Insurance Marketplace General Information

Open Enrollment Period will run November 1 through December 15, 2017.

November 9, 2017 Enrollment Event at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Cover Kansas and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will be hosting a Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Event from 9:00AM to 2:30PM, November 9th at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Avenue. Certified Navigators will be on hand to provide information and answer questions for individuals and families traversing the online application and enrollment process, which includes comparing health insurance plans, reviewing eligibility for financial assistance, answering questions, and preparing enrollment applications, as needed.


Individuals who plan to enroll for health insurance will need to provide the following basic information about their family and household including:

  • Names, birth dates and Social Security numbers for everyone in the household
  •  Projected household income for 2018
  • Tax information, such as filing status and number of dependents
  • Immigration documentation and supporting identification numbers
  • An email address to create an online Marketplace account. Assistance can be provided for those who need to create one.


Getting Started

Local Enrollment Assistance in Shawnee County

For assistance from a trained Navigator in Shawnee County with enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, contact Hilda Panuco,, 785-478-5904 for an appointment.

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 11/8/2017