Missed open enrollment?

You may have options. Certain life events make you eligible to sign up for health insurance through a Special Enrollment Period. Call United Way 2-1-1 for free, local help or click here »


Free Tax Preparation

Next Step KC offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less and others who need help in preparing their tax returns. View a list of 2017 Tax Sites »

AARP Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older. Find a location »


Questions about the ACA?

Changes at the federal level have left many consumers concerned about their ability to enroll in health coverage through the Marketplace. While there may be predictions about the Affordable Care Act's future, the reality is nothing will change between now and the end of open enrollment on January, 31, 2017. Read more»

Need health insurance? There are options.

Outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period, you can get coverage if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. Learn more»

Want to change your 2017 plan?

You can change your Marketplace plan only if you've had a qualifying life event that affects your insurance needs. See if you qualify»

Unsure where to start?

Free, in-person assistance applying for coverage is available. Call United Way 2-1-1 or click here to connect with trained counselors near you. 

Medicaid and CHIP

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide free or low-cost health coverage to millions of Americans, including some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.
See if you're eligible for Medicaid or CHIPĀ»