carrie banahan http://wkms.org en 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 Nearly 100K Kentuckians Have Signed Up for Health Insurance through Kynect http://wkms.org/post/nearly-100k-kentuckians-have-signed-health-insurance-through-kynect <p></p><p>More than 92,000 Kentuckians have signed up for health coverage through the state’s healthcare exchange, Kynect, since it opened in October.</p><p>Kynect’s executive director, Carrie Banahan, says that the expansion is result of a growing demand for the health exchange’s services, which shows no signs of slowing down. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:44:40 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37451 at http://wkms.org Nearly 100K Kentuckians Have Signed Up for Health Insurance through Kynect Tea Party Activists Take Aim at Insurance Exchange http://wkms.org/post/tea-party-activists-take-aim-insurance-exchange <p></p><p>Tea party activists are pushing to dismantle Kentucky's new health insurance exchange before it even gets off the ground. After a Thursday board meeting for the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange activists said they are supporting a bill to require legislative approval of the exchange, which was created by Gov. Steve Beshear’s executive order. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:57:11 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 27234 at http://wkms.org Tea Party Activists Take Aim at Insurance Exchange Beshear appoints Banahan to lead KY health program http://wkms.org/post/beshear-appoints-banahan-lead-ky-health-program <p>Kentucky has taken another step toward a statewide health insurance exchange with Governor Steve Beshear’s appointment this week of an executive director to head the initiative resulting from federal health care reforms.&nbsp; Carrie Banahan had been executive director of the Kentucky Office of Health Policy.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:26:52 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21552 at http://wkms.org Beshear appoints Banahan to lead KY health program