Health Law Event Connects Consumers and Small Businesses with Kentucky’s Health Insurance Marketplace – kynect
An estimated 17.9% or 4,386 Perry County residents under age 65 are not covered by health insurance. AARP Kentucky, Kentucky River Area Development District with kynect and local partners are teaming up to help consumers and small businesses connect the dots and find new health coverage.
The public event in Hazard will help consumers learn more about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compare health plans and enroll in affordable health coverage in kynect – the state’s new health insurance marketplace.
Who: Free Event is Open to the Public; Seating still available. AARP Kentucky is coordinating support with local and state organizations:
- Kentucky River Area Development District (KRADD)
- Kentucky River District Health Department
- Kentucky Mountain Health Alliance
- Kentucky Voices for Health
- Perry County Cooperative Extension Office
- Premier Financial Services
- UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health
- U.S. Small Business Administration – Kentucky District Office
What: Hourly sessions include an overview of the health law (Affordable Care Act) changes in benefits and protections. Sessions followed by one-on-one assistance to access and enroll in kynect.ky.gov.
When: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Hourly sessions from 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (ET)
Why: Trained kynectors will be on-site following each presentation to assist consumers with questions, provide information, help with navigating and enrolling in the new health insurance marketplace. Kynectors will screen individuals for subsidies and facilitate enrollment into insurance, Medicaid or KCHIP. Seating is limited and registration is required.
More: Uninsured Kentuckians looking for health insurance may now apply for coverage in the state’s new health insurance marketplace – kynect. Every plan offered through kynect covers the essentials, including doctor visits, emergency care, hospital care, prescription drug coverage and preventive care.
Anyone can buy a policy in the kynect marketplace, although it is aimed at uninsured individuals (under age 65) and businesses with 50 or fewer employees.
kynect plans come in four levels—bronze, silver, gold and platinum—with bronze considered basic coverage, silver standard and gold and platinum higher coverage with higher premiums. Individuals who enroll by Dec. 15 will have coverage on January 1, 2014.
Learn more about the health law, here: www.healthlawanswers.org