Kynect hits milestone in health care registrations - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Kynect hits milestone in health care registrations

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kynect has hit the 100,000 person mark on healthcare registrations since sign-ups began. If premiums are paid on time, coverage will begin for those enrolled on January first.

The state's health benefit exchange has seen a surge in people signing up for Medicaid and medical insurance as a Monday deadline approached for those who want coverage to begin next week.

Purchases of private health plans soared to five thousand new enrollments since last week and enrollments have grown by 121 percent since Thanksgiving week.

Gwenda Bond, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, said about 100,000 people have signed up, most of them on the state's Medicaid program.

For earliest coverage, individuals seeking health insurance through the state's exchange must enroll by midnight on December 23rd.

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