Don’t Wait to Get the Health Coverage You Need

Health Law Event in Lexington is Connecting Consumers and Small Businesses with Kentucky’s Health Insurance Marketplace – kynect

In Fayette County, an estimated 18.5% or 46,721 residents under age 65 are not covered by health insurance.

AARP Kentucky with kynect and local partners are teaming up to help consumers and small businesses connect the dots and find new health coverage.

Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 1-877-926-8300.

The public event in Lexington 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.

Get Covered - Fayette County

Get Covered – Fayette County

Free Event is Open to the Public. AARP 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:  Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington 40504

When:  Thursday, November 14, 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 by calling 1-877-926-8300.

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