Getting coverage through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace can be a complicated process. We have simplified it. This website answers any questions you might have about enrolling, and allows you to get free assistance from a certified Navigator.
The Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchange) is for people who don’t have coverage through a job, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or another source that provides qualifying health coverage.
Cover Kansas Navigators are trained, unbiased individuals that can help you compare health insurance plans, assist you with the online application process, and provide answers to your Marketplace questions year-round.
As a reminder, you can enroll in the Marketplace without assistance. Navigator assistance is a free service provided by Cover Kansas.
Prepare to enroll.
Learn how to prepare for your meeting with a Navigator, or how to complete the enrollment process yourself.
The open enrollment period is November 1, 2021, until January 15, 2022, for a 2022 Marketplace health plan. Enroll by December 15, 2021, for coverage that starts January 1, 2022. Enroll by January 15 for coverage that starts February 1, 2022. Certain life events can qualify you for a special enrollment period anytime of the year.
What do I need to enroll and apply?
Names, birth dates and Social Security numbers for everyone in your household
Income documentation for every member of your household (e.g., pay stubs, W-2 forms, tax returns)
A completed Employer Coverage Tool for every job-based plan that you or someone in your household is eligible for. Your Navigator can provide one, or download the document at HealthCare.gov
Tax information, such as filing status and number of dependents
Immigration documentation and supporting identification numbers
If you plan to submit an online application, you will need an email address and the associated password to create an online Marketplace account. Your Navigator can help you create an email address if you do not have one
If your current plan is still available and you would like to keep it – and if your household size and income have not changed – you do not need to do anything. You will be automatically renewed for 2022. However, you must update your information with the Marketplace to make sure you get the full savings you deserve. If your current plan does not meet your needs, now is the time to change your plan. Talk with your Navigator or make changes online.