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Jan. 15 deadline to sign up for health, dental insurance through state marketplace

By: - January 12, 2023 4:20 pm

Jan. 15 is the deadline to enroll for health and dental insurance through the state-based marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.

To see plan options, visit kynect.ky.gov or call 1-855-459-6328.

Kentuckians who don’t have coverage through another source, such as an employer, Medicaid, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare or TRICARE, can shop for individual coverage on kynect.

All plans offered on the marketplace cover 10 essential health benefits, including emergency services, hospitalization, lab services and prescription drugs.

“More people now qualify for help,” said Carrie Banahan, deputy secretary for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. “Even if you did not qualify for financial help before based on your income, you may qualify now with federal savings,” Banahan said at the beginning of open enrollment in November.

If you’re applying for help paying your monthly premium, you’ll need to provide basic information, including your name, date of birth and information about each person in your household, even those not applying for coverage.

The next open enrollment period will begin in November, with coverage starting Jan. 1, 2024.

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