health insurance http://wkms.org en Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured http://wkms.org/post/report-kentucky-ranks-10th-lowest-uninsured <p style="line-height: 200%; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">A <a href="http://wallethub.com/edu/rates-of-uninsured-by-state-before-after-obamacare/4800/">new report</a> finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:07:53 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41943 at http://wkms.org Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline http://wkms.org/post/kynect-extending-enrollment-period-due-high-demand-during-initial-deadline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s health benefits exchange </span>kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is extending its enrollment period due to high demand during the initial March </span>31<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;deadline.</span></p><p>The extension for applications begins today and ends April 11. Kentuckians who completed their applications by the initial deadline can select a plan through April 15, with coverage beginning May 1.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:38:47 +0000 Whitney Jones 39700 at http://wkms.org Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline Young Invincibles Vital to Health Insurance Exchanges, But They're Slowly Signing Up http://wkms.org/post/young-invincibles-vital-health-insurance-exchanges-theyre-slowly-signing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the deadline for open enrollment coming in March, the people behind Kentucky’s health insurance exchange </span>kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are reaching out to an important group of people.</span></p><p>Young Invincibles are those uninsured and between 18 and 30 years old. Wyatt Severs fits in that group. He’s a 30-year-old artist and teacher. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Whitney Jones 38267 at http://wkms.org Young Invincibles Vital to Health Insurance Exchanges, But They're Slowly Signing Up Kynect Shows Strong Growth In Enrollees Since Thanksgiving http://wkms.org/post/kynect-shows-strong-growth-enrollees-thanksgiving <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s health insurance&nbsp;exchange&nbsp;is reporting strong gains in new enrollees since Thanksgiving. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor’s office released statistics late&nbsp;Friday&nbsp;afternoon showing&nbsp;</span>Kynect<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had added 24,140&nbsp;</span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to a list of the newly insured. &nbsp;About 5,400 of those were added in the last week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to </span><a href="http://governor.ky.gov/healthierky/Pages/default.aspx">Kynect's</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://governor.ky.gov/healthierky/Pages/default.aspx"> website</a>, the total number of </span>Kentuckians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who have enrolled in a new health insurance plan 84, 422.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:46:48 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37373 at http://wkms.org Kynect Shows Strong Growth In Enrollees Since Thanksgiving Jackie Eubanks, A Kynect Status Report http://wkms.org/post/jackie-eubanks-kynect-status-report <p>On <em>Sounds Good</em>, Todd Hatton&nbsp;gets a status report on how our region is faring signing up for Affordable Health Care with kynect Program Manager Jackie Eubanks of West Kentucky Allied Services of Mayfield.</p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:45:30 +0000 Todd Hatton 36134 at http://wkms.org Jackie Eubanks, A Kynect Status Report Paducah Health Insurance Rates Set to Remain the Same http://wkms.org/post/paducah-health-insurance-rates-set-remain-same <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Paducah City Commission approved a municipal order for the 2014 health insurance premiums, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at City Hall. The premiums will remain the same as last year. The city is self-insured and uses Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to administer insurance. &nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:31:22 +0000 John Paul Henry 35945 at http://wkms.org Paducah Health Insurance Rates Set to Remain the Same Despite Law Some Kentucky Parents Lack Autism Coverage http://wkms.org/post/despite-law-some-kentucky-parents-lack-autism-coverage <p></p><p>Some Kentucky parents of autistic children say they've received little or no insurance coverage for treatment despite a 2010 state law mandating benefits.</p><p>Kentucky insurers say the law has required a smoothing-out period to address legal gray areas and other unforeseen challenges. But autism advocates argue insurers have had plenty of time. Meanwhile, parents say they can't sustain the tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket treatment costs.&nbsp; Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:12:03 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30845 at http://wkms.org Despite Law Some Kentucky Parents Lack Autism Coverage Christian Insurance Members Get Reprieve http://wkms.org/post/christian-insurance-members-get-reprieve <p></p><p style="line-height:150%">Kentucky Medi-Share members now have until Jan. 1<sup> </sup>a to find new health insurance. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate originally ordered Medi-Share to cease operations on Thursday because it doesn’t comply with state insurance regulations. But Wingate decided today to allow the Christians-only health insurer to continue covering some 800 Kentuckians for another two months. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:13:21 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23943 at http://wkms.org Christian Insurance Members Get Reprieve Christian insurance participants losing coverage http://wkms.org/post/christian-insurance-participants-losing-coverage <p>Some 800 Kentucky members of the Christian health plan Medi-Share will no longer have coverage at the end of the week. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ordered Medi-Share to cease operations Thursday saying it doesn’t comply with state insurance regulations. Medi-Share President Tony Meggs says the company is notifying health plan members. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:31:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23894 at http://wkms.org Christian insurance participants losing coverage Paducah City Commission Previews Health Insurance Plan http://wkms.org/post/paducah-city-commission-previews-health-insurance-plan <p>The Paducah City Commission heard a preview last night for the city’s health insurance plan for next year and approved an increase in premiums. Participants in the city’s health insurance plan can expect a rise of 5.3 percent on their premiums next year. The city’s allocation to employees is also going up 1.5 percent.&nbsp; The commissioners will vote Oct. 23 to hire Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide stop loss insurance and administrative services for the health insurance plan.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:07:05 +0000 Whitney Jones 23339 at http://wkms.org Paducah City Commission Previews Health Insurance Plan