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Kentucky Health Exchange enrollment tops 40,000

41 percent of all enrollees on kynect are under 35 years old

By Kerri Richardson and Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, KY - Kentucky's health exchange, kynect, continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage. As of today, 40,572 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health insurance, and 41 percent of them are under the age of 35.

kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch Oct. 1 for its continuous smooth operation and easy interface for users looking for affordable health coverage.

The below statistics reflect activity on kynect as of Friday morning, November 8:
  • 414,873 unique visitors to the website, viewing nearly 10.8 million web pages
  • 323,277 people conducted preliminary screenings to determine qualifications for subsidies, discounts or programs like Medicaid
  • 40,572 enrolled in new health coverage, including Medicaid and private insurance
  • 2,610 standalone dental plans enrolled
  • 33,561 have enrolled in Medicaid and 7,011 have enrolled in a qualified health plan.
  • 16,425 have been found eligible for a subsidy to purchase a qualified health plan, but most have not yet chosen a plan.
  • 843 small businesses have started applications for employee coverage. 309 of those businesses have completed applications and are eligible to offer coverage to employees.
Additional data from Friday, November 8 show:
  • Highest enrollment numbers are in Jefferson (6,420) and Fayette (2,163) counties.
  • 41 percent of total enrollees are under 35 years of age. About 32 percent are between 18 and 35.
  • The silver level plans remain the most popular at nearly 39 percent of enrollment, followed by platinum level at 30 percent, gold at 17 percent, and bronze at 12 percent. Catastrophic plans, available to residents under the age of 30, were 2 percent of enrollments.
  • Slightly more women (59 percent) have signed up than men (41 percent).
  • Nearly 1 out of every 4 enrollments so far is for a qualified health plan, including dental plans. However, almost 12,000 pending enrollments have qualified for subsidies, many of which we expect will be complete before the Dec. 15 deadline for enrollment for coverage by Jan. 1.
For further updates on kynect numbers, visit Statistics will be updated there regularly.

This story was posted on 2013-11-08 17:46:47
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