Store, app among 2014 kynect improvements

 Kentuckians can use their mobile phones to purchase or sign up for health insurance starting Saturday when the next round of open enrollment begins for the state health exchange.
A mobile phone app was one of the additions Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday as the state prepares for the second year of kynect, its online health insurance marketplace. Kentuckians will have until Feb. 15 to use to sign up for Medicaid or purchase subsidized insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.
The app is a free download for both Apple and Android phones. The state will also open a kynect store at the Fayette Mall in Lexington on Thursday and has doubled the number of insurance agents authorized to sell kynect health plans.

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