health insurance

Health
2:29 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

More Kentuckians Are Getting Health Insurance Through Their Jobs, Poll Says

Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 2:42 pm

The rate of uninsured Kentuckians has dropped—and the number of people with employer-sponsored coverage continues to rise, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Fifty percent of Kentucky adults are insured through their employer or their spouse’s employer, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll found.

In 2012, 37 percent of adults had coverage through an employer or a spouse’s employer.

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Business
2:10 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Massive Anthem Security Breach Affects Many, Including Murray State Employees

Credit Anthem Inc.

The health insurance provider Anthem is investigating a massive security breach with hackers accessing the information of 80 million people including the company’s own employees.

Murray State University is just one employer that provides Anthem benefits to its employees.  

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Society
11:50 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Employers Can't Skip Insurance Coverage For Hospitalization

Some employers said that leaving out hospital coverage helped protect low-wage workers from big deductibles.
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Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 10:02 am

Closing what many see as a loophole that could trap millions of people in substandard insurance, the Obama administration said Tuesday that large-employer medical plans lacking hospital coverage will not qualify under the Affordable Care Act's toughest standard. It also offered relief to workers who may be enrolled in those plans next year.

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Government
2:54 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Kentucky's Uninsured Rate Drops to Second-Lowest in Nation

Credit Kynect Logo

The percentage of people without health insurance in Kentucky has dropped to the second-lowest rate in the nation.

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Government
3:07 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Report: Kentucky Ranks 10th Lowest for Uninsured

A new report finds Kentucky’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in the state. 

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Government
12:38 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Kynect Extending Enrollment Period Due to High Demand During Initial Deadline

Credit Medi-Share (http://blog.medi-share.org)

Kentucky’s health benefits exchange kynect is extending its enrollment period due to high demand during the initial March 31 deadline.

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.

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Health Care
4:15 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Young Invincibles Vital to Health Insurance Exchanges, But They're Slowly Signing Up

Wyatt Severs at work in his shop in Murray.

With the deadline for open enrollment coming in March, the people behind Kentucky’s health insurance exchange kynect are reaching out to an important group of people.

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.

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Health
10:46 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Kynect Shows Strong Growth In Enrollees Since Thanksgiving

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Kentucky’s health insurance exchange is reporting strong gains in new enrollees since Thanksgiving.  

The Governor’s office released statistics late Friday afternoon showing Kynect had added 24,140 Kentuckians to a list of the newly insured.  About 5,400 of those were added in the last week. 

According to Kynect's website, the total number of Kentuckians who have enrolled in a new health insurance plan 84, 422.

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Society
4:45 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Jackie Eubanks, A Kynect Status Report

On Sounds Good, Todd Hatton 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.

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Paducah City Commission
9:31 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Paducah Health Insurance Rates Set to Remain the Same

Greg Carlton, of Peel & Holland, and City Human Resources Director Cindy Medford discuss the 2014 insurance plan for the City of Paducah at the City Commission meeting Tuesday.

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.  

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