100,000 enrollees have used KY's online health care exchange


Web Editor - Nick Miller

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The 100,000th Kentuckian enrolled in health insurance over the weekend thanks to 'kynect', the state's health benefit exchange. This is part of a continuing surge of interest and applications for health insurance since Thanksgiving.

Enrollments in private insurance have swelled by 121 percent since Thanksgiving week. The kynect team also made extensive improvements to the website's infrastructure and systems to make sure it could handle the estimated increase in web traffic.

The kynect call center recently added Sunday hours to process the additional crush of calls and applications, making the center a seven day a week operation.