Enrollment options now:
Enrollment for the current plan year ended on March 31, 2014. Outside of open enrollment periods, you can enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace if you have certain life events or you have a "complicated situation." In these cases, Marketplace Guides can help you enroll through HealthCare.gov before November 15, 2014.
What counts as a "qualifying life event?"
- Getting married
- Having, adopting, or placement of a child
- Recent move into the state
- Loss of other health coverage through loss of a job, divorce, or loss of eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP
- Expiration of COBRA coverage
What counts as a "complicated situation?"
- Certain exceptional circumstances (hospitalization, natural disasters, system outages)
- System errors related to immigration status
- Display errors, error messages, or other system errors on HealthCare.gov
- Medicaid/Marketplace transfers
- Unresolved casework
- Victims of domestic abuse
You can get more information about these exceptions from the following resources:
What if I am already enrolled in Marketplace coverage?
For those already enrolled in Marketplace coverage, a change in income or household status that affects eligibility for tax credits or cost-sharing reductions should also be reported through HealthCare.gov. The next open enrollment period is November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015. (More information on Reporting Life Changes )
How do I renew coverage for 2015?Consumers who have insurance through the marketplace for Kansas should receive notices from the marketplace shortly before open enrollment begins explaining the auto-enrollment process and how they can return to the marketplace to see if they qualify for additional financial assistance and shop for plans. Consumers also should receive notices from their insurance companies about their new 2015 premium and the amount they may save on their monthly bill with a premium tax credit.
As part of the marketplace renewal process, if consumers do nothing most will be auto-enrolled in the same plan with the same premium tax credit and other financial assistance as in the 2014 plan year. Consumers are encouraged to return to the marketplace to make sure they are getting all the financial assistance they qualify for and to shop for the plan that best meets their needs. However, consumers whose 2013 tax return shows a very high income or who did not give the marketplace permission to check updated tax information for eligibility will get auto-enrolled without financial assistance if they do not return to HealthCare.gov.