Special to the Mountain Advocate
Over 521,000 Kentuckians got health care coverage during the first year of kynect. Things have changed in Kentucky and people have new options for their health care.
Now adults who are younger than 65 can qualify for Medicaid through kynect. This means men, women, and children can get Medicaid now even if they couldn’t before. A family of three that makes less than $2,276 a month, or a single man with an income less than $1,343 a month, can now get Medicaid. The income limits for children and pregnant women are even higher.
If you earn too much to get Medicaid, you could still get help paying for your health insurance through kynect. The amount available to assist you varies for people with income between the Medicaid income limit and 400% of the federal poverty level, which is $3,890 a month for a single person, or $6,596 a month for a family of three. Open enrollment for kynect (the time you can sign up for health insurance) starts November 15, 2014 and ends February 15, 2015. During this time, you can see what options you have and if you can get discounts on your insurance.
If you got insurance through kynect last year, you will need to renew your plan. After November 15th, you can see the new plans and prices in your area.
See what kynect can do for you at the Open Enrollment Kick-Off Event at Grace Community Health Center in Gray on Saturday, November 15th from 9am-4pm. A certified kynector will be there to provide application assistance and answer questions. Please call (606) 515-8843 or (606) 594-4889 for more information.
You can also call kynect at 1-855-4kynect or visit kynect.ky.gov.