Beshear announces "kynect" for uninsured Kentuckians


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

FRANKFORT, Ky. - 600,000 uninsured people in Kentucky now have a way to learn about different health coverage plans.

Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear announced an on-line program as part of the state's health benefit exchange.  It's called kynect, Kentucky's Healthcare Connection.

The website features a video explaining how uninsured Kentuckians can get coverage through private insurance plans or Medicaid and which program is best for them.

Open enrollment for people who want to buy health insurance through kynect begins October 1 and runs through March 31, 2014, with coverage beginning as soon as January 1, 2014.

Open enrollment for small businesses also begins October 1, but businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be able to choose to enroll employees in plans offered through kynect at any point after that date.

To learn more about the "kynect" system and to watch a video it, click here.