Health Law Event in Mt. Sterling – Connecting You with Kentucky’s Health Insurance Marketplace – kynect.

In Montgomery County alone,18.1% or 4,128 residents are not covered by health insurance. AARP Kentucky, 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 Mt. Sterling 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 and Open to the Public; Registration is required: 1-877-926-8300

Health Care Law PromoAARP Kentucky is coordinating support with local and state organizations:

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.

Where:           Montgomery County Civic Center 158 E. Locust Street Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

When:            Tuesday, November 12, 2013  Hourly sessions begin 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: 1-877-926-8300 or visit: www.aarp.org/ky

More: Uninsured Kentuckians in need of 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 - Kentuckykynect 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 at www.kynect.ky.gov

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