Kentucky Awards Medicaid Contracts To Five Companies

Jul 2, 2015

Kentucky has awarded contracts to five companies to provide health insurance to people on Medicaid.

Josh James / WUKY

For Kentuckians unaware of penalties for failing to sign up for health insurance, opening their taxes this year could be a rude awakening. That’s why Gov. Steve Beshear has announced he’s adding an additional sign-up window between March 2 and April 30 for last-minute customers.

The deadline to obtain new health coverage through the state’s exchange, known as Kynect, is fast approaching. Those interested in signing up for coverage that would start next month have until December 15 to select a new plan, though open enrollment continues until February. 

While Governor Steve Beshear is focused on the 2014 open enrollment for Kynect, Republicans have their eye on 2017.

Second Open Enrollment For Kynect Starts Saturday

Nov 14, 2014

The next open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act begins Saturday.

In a move sure to reignite debate with Republicans, Gov. Steve Beshear has bypassed the legislature to reauthorize the state's insurance exchange.

State officials have released the first official tally of Kynect sign-ups during the health insurance exchange’s first open enrollment period.

Kentucky’s health benefits exchange has seen more than 30,000 new customers during its extended enrollment period.

The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission has released a report detailing the scope of lobbying efforts during the legislative session in Frankfort.

Over 300,000 Kentuckians have enrolled in healthcare coverage through the state’s benefits exchange.