Beshear urges people to check out options on kynect


LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A new enrollment period is about to start for Kentuckians searching for coverage through the state’s online health insurance marketplace.

Gov. Steve Beshear’s office says depending on location, people signing up for coverage through kynect – the state’s health exchange – can choose from as many as seven insurance companies. Enrollment begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2016.

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One of the largest insurance providers on the state’s exchange won’t offer plans for 2016. That insurer, Kentucky Health Cooperative, currently serves about 51,000 members.

Beshear made stops in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday to encourage people in need of health coverage to check out options on kynect.

His office says kynect has added a shopping tool further helping consumers target the search for plans that best fits their needs.

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