More than 114,000 have newly enrolled or renewed their health coverage
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2015) — More than 114,000 Kentuckians have enrolled for health care coverage or renewed their current plans through kynect since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 2014.
During the past three weeks, 3,000 people have enrolled through kynect. Another 75,700 have auto-renewed plans they purchased last year and 9,581 met eligibility requirements for Medicaid, the majority of which qualified for coverage under the expansion.
An individual’s income must fall below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level to qualify for the Medicaid expansion. This equates to an individual making less than $16,000 a year or a family of four with an annual household income at or below $36,000.
With the heavy holiday foot traffic at Lexington’s Fayette Mall, the kynect retail store welcomed approximately 1,300 visitors over the last three weeks, helping individuals complete nearly 900 new applications for health care coverage.
The following statistics are current as of 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 6:
- 398,541 unique visitors viewing more than 13.6 million pages;
- 215,923 individuals have conducted preliminary screenings;
- 306,213 calls have been handled by the kynect contact center;
- 22,352 new accounts have been created;
- 5,744 people have downloaded the new kynect app;
- 35,493 new applications for coverage have been submitted;
- 25,720 have enrolled in Medicaid coverage;
- 75,760 individuals have renewed their enrollment in a qualified health plan;
- 12,529 individuals have newly enrolled in a qualified health plan;
- 5,079 individuals have enrolled in dental plans; and
- 5,541 visitors to the kynect store at Fayette Mall in Lexington have completed 3,215 applications for new coverage.
Last year Kentucky had more than 521,000 individuals enrolled in health care coverage through kynect, 75 percent of whom reported they were uninsured prior to signing up through kynect. A Gallup poll this summer reported that Kentucky had the second-highest reduction of uninsured people in the country, falling from 20.4 percent in 2013 to 11.9 percent midway through 2014.
Open enrollment continues through Feb. 15.