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kynect ready for post-holiday surge of web traffic
Applications remain steady; more than 60,000 have enrolled since October 1, 2013 and Kentucky will be ready to Applications for Affordable Health Care. kynect continues to be a model for implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act
If anyone knows who's coordinating the local efforts to get everyone health insurance please let us know. City or County Government? Westlake? Adair Health Department? Churches? Civic Organization? Garden Club? Rotary? Jaycees? Masons? Chamber? Anyone know who's heading the showcase effort in Breathitt County?
By Kerri Richardson & Terry Sebastian
News from Gov. Steve Beshear's Communications Office
FRANKFORT, KY (November 27, 2013) - Kentucky's health insurance exchange, kynect, is prepared for an expected surge in website traffic and new applications beginning Thanksgiving weekend.
"Over the long holiday weekend, we expect families will talk about their health care options and even help other relatives to navigate the kynect website to sign up for health coverage," said Governor Steve Beshear. "Our kynect team has enhanced its technology systems to expand processing capability to make sure all kynect visitors will have a smooth shopping and application experience."
The kynect team reviewed all technology systems to make sure each element could handle a significant increase in web traffic, including account creation, application, eligibility determination, shopping, and verification tasks.
Beginning Dec. 2, the kynect website will boast a more than 80 percent increase in capacity due to adding more servers to the core infrastructure, along with other solution refinements.
The increase in web traffic and calls to the contact center will likely continue through Dec. 23, which is the new deadline to apply for coverage in order for the plan to take effect on the earliest possible date of January 1, 2014.
Thanks to kynect, more than 60,000 Kentuckians are enrolled in new health insurance, and 41 percent of them are under the age of 35 - a rate that has held steady for several weeks. Kentucky's health exchange, kynect, continues to enroll about 1,000 Kentuckians each day into new health coverage.
kynect has been hailed as a national model since its launch October 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 6amET, Tuesday, November 26:
This story was posted on 2013-11-28 11:57:29
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