Kynect’s first weekend nets more than 1,100 plans


FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The governor’s office says more than 1,100 people purchased a health insurance plan or renewed their current plan during the first weekend of kynect’s open enrollment.

Kynect is the health insurance exchange Kentucky officials set up after the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act. People who qualify can use the website to purchase health insurance plans with the help of a federal discount. People can also use the website to sign up for Medicaid.

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The second open enrollment period started Saturday and ends Feb. 15. Gov. Steve Beshear said 735 people used kynect to sign up for Medicaid this weekend.

More than 521,000 people used kynect during the first open enrollment period, with about 85,000 of those purchasing discounted health insurance. The rest signed up for Medicaid.


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