kynect health benefit exchange

Gov. Matt Bevin and the state's top health officials say they're working to correct problems that led to a rocky rollout of the state's new benefit system dubbed Benefind.

Advocate: Kentucky Medicaid Enrollment "A Real Mess"

Mar 23, 2016
Greg Stotelmyer

A "real mess." That's how one health care advocate describes Kentucky's transition away from kynect, the state health insurance exchange that was hailed as a model for the nation.

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says he is starting an advocacy group to oppose Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plans to dismantle kynect and scale back the state's Medicaid expansion.

Office of Kentucky Governor

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is warning his Republican successor against dismantling the state's health insurance exchange, which has added thousands to the insurance rolls in a state plagued by poor health.

State's Health Exchange Reports 114,000 Signups In Period

Jan 9, 2015

Kentucky's health care exchange, kynect, has newly enrolled 3,000 people in health coverage the past three weeks, and the state says more than 114,000 Kentucky residents have enrolled or renewed plans since open enrollment began eight weeks ago.

Health Exchange Processes 100,000 In Last Month

Dec 17, 2014

More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment.  Governor Steve Beshear's office says Monday was the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.

Kynect Opens Retail Store In Fayette Mall

Nov 13, 2014
Josh James / WUKY

It may not be the first place that comes to mind when one thinks about health insurance, but the state has opened a Kynect store inside Fayette Mall.

Store, App, Among 2014 kynect Improvements

Nov 10, 2014

Governor Steve Beshear has laid out a number of modifications to kynect, the state's health benefit exchange, ahead of Saturday's open enrollment.

Messages from Gov. Steve Beshear about Kynect are about to become more urgent as the clock winds down on open enrollment.