Health Insurance Marketplace Information

Health Insurance Marketplace General Information

The 2016 Open Enrollment Period for the Marketplace has ended.  Certain life changes qualify for a special enrollment period.

The Open Enrollment Period for 2017 is November 1, 2016 — January 31, 2017. Sign up for emails from to get deadline reminders and other important information.

Getting Started

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollapalooza

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Room: Marvin Auditorium 101A

Learn about health insurance and find out if you qualify for low cost or no cost pricing. Navigators from Cover Kansas will answer questions and enroll people in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Bring your 2017 estimated income and personal information of all family members.

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.

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Enrollment Assistance 24/7

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.

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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 7/16/2016