New Kentucky Health Coverage Plans Begin Next Year

By Jake Boswell | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The excitement surrounding the opening of Kentucky's very own health exchange began earlier this year and insurance agents said that enthusiasm is still just as alive.

"We've had a ton of people come in. The phones have been ringing off the wall. People have walked in and it's kind a word of mouth thing."

Sharon Jones is not just an insurance agent, she's also a small business owner and she used Kynect to find coverage for herself back in the Fall.

"I registered early in October and I've already received my invoice, sent off the bill, and should be receiving ID cards very soon. It was very smooth. "

Those who've successfully found coverage through Kynect can expect their new plans to kick in on January 1. Not everyone has had success. Jones said some of the customers she's worked with have had trouble and are still without coverage.

"We still have some that are not fixed. We've called and called and called, and it's just glitches in the computer system. They're working on it and they're ahead of the game."

Some Kentuckians who've tried the website said despite available subsidies, they're going to continue to go without health insurance.

"A hassle. A big hassle. By the time I got through with it, it wasn't even worth it." said Stephanie Byrns.

"Trust me if I could pay for it, I would." added Cornelius Lightfoot.

Despite hesitation from some, more than 100,000 people have signed up for health coverage using Kynect. For more information on Kynect, click the link below.

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