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Owensboro Health Law Event to Connect Consumers & Small Businesses to Health Insurance Before Deadline

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Michael Ashcraft

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Since October 1, 2013, all Kentuckians have been able to apply, compare and enroll for affordable health coverage in kynect – Kentucky’s new health insurance marketplace.  In Daviess, Henderson and Ohio counties alone, nearly 22,000 residents are uninsured. AARP Kentucky, kynect, the U.S. Small Business Administration and local partners are teaming up to help consumers and small businesses connect the dots and get health coverage.

Who:    Event is Free and Open to the Public with registration.  Register by phone: 1-877-926-8300 or http://aarp.cvent.com/ACABrescia.

        AARP Kentucky is coordinating support with local and state organizations:

What: Overview of the Affordable Care Act, changes in benefits and protections, followed by 1-on-1 assistance in accessing kynect.ky.gov.
Where: Brescia University, Lechner Center, Third Floor
717 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014. One-hour sessions at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (CT)
Why: Trained kynectors will be on-site following each presentation to assist consumers with questions, provide information, help with enrolling and navigating the health insurance marketplace. Kynectors will screen individuals for subsidies and facilitate enrollment into insurance, Medicaid or KCHIP. Seating is limited and registration is required.
More: Every plan offered through kynect covers the essentials, including doctor visits, emergency care, hospital care, prescription drug coverage and preventive care. Anyone can buy a policy in the kynect marketplace, although it is aimed at uninsured individuals and businesses with 50 or fewer employees. The plans come in four levels—bronze, silver, gold and platinum—with bronze considered basic coverage, silver standard and gold and platinum higher coverage with higher premiums.

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