Insurance

More than 158,000 Kentuckians Enrolled in Health Insurance
More than 158,000 Kentuckians Enrolled in Health Insurance

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The official kynect open enrollment ended at midnight on Feb. 15 with more than 158,000 Kentuckians signing up for private health insurance or Medicaid coverage "We had a tremendously successful second open enrollment period, with many new individuals signing up or continuing their health coverage through kynect," said Gov. Beshear. "When people...

Dec 16, 2020
Fewer Kentucky Small Businesses Offering Employee Health Insurance
Fewer Kentucky Small Businesses Offering Employee Health Insurance

LOUISVILLE, Ky — If you were looking for a job at a small employer in 2015, you'd have a harder time finding one that offered health insurance compared to 2012, according to a report released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. In fact, while 98.3 percent of Kentucky businesses with 50 or more employees offered...

Dec 16, 2020
DAVE SAYS: Life Insurance Can be Purchased after Cancer Diagnosis
DAVE SAYS: Life Insurance Can be Purchased after Cancer Diagnosis

KENTUCKY — In this week’s Dave Says, a reader asks about life insurance. Dear Dave, I started looking at life insurance policies after my wife and I had our daughter. During the screening process, I found out I had testicular cancer. I went through treatments, and the doctors have officially declared me to be in remission....

Dec 16, 2020
HealthCare.gov Transition Begins Monday; 5 Things to Know about HealthCare.gov
HealthCare.gov Transition Begins Monday; 5 Things to Know about HealthCare.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky is five days away from the start of open enrollment for Qualified Health Plans on the federal marketplace healthcare.gov. Currently, about 84,000 Kentuckians have a current QHP purchased on the exchange. Here are “five things to know” about the move from kynect to healthcare.gov. 1. Transition facts: We expect a smooth transition...

Oct 26, 2016
Baptist Health Plan Introduces Insurance Plans, New Website
Baptist Health Plan Introduces Insurance Plans, New Website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Baptist Health has announced a significant expansion of its health-insurance business, introducing new insurance plans for the Medicare Advantage and individual markets. For more than 20 years, Baptist Health quietly operated Bluegrass Family Health, covering nearly 80,000 members in Kentucky and parts of adjoining states in the traditional commercial market, offering insurance...

Sep 30, 2015
Many Insured through Kynect to See 25-Percent Rate Increase
Many Insured through Kynect to See 25-Percent Rate Increase

KENTUCKY — The federal health law requires that insurers planning to significantly increase premiums for policies on a health-insurance exchange to submit their rates by June 1 for review. Many insurance carriers across the country, including four in Kentucky, are requesting double-digit increases in insurance premiums for 2016. For the individual market, the requested average...

Jun 13, 2015