Enrollment through 'kynect' jumps 40 percent since Thanksgiving


Web Editor - Nick Miller

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Enrollments in health care through Kentucky's state health insurance exchange have jumped 40 percent, adding another 24,140 Kentuckians to the list of the newly insured.

Administrators predicted a large jump as families make final decisions on their family's health care plans in time to ensure their coverage is effective on January 1st, 2014.

The technology team for kynect anticipated an increase in web traffic and increased capacity in order to meet the demand. The site continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage.

Families and individuals seeking health insurance coverage should enroll by December 23rd to ensure their coverage will begin at the beginning of 2014.