Open enrollment for Kynect does not begin until Nov. 15, but several groups of are eligible for special enrollment opportunities.
People now on COBRA or people whose COBRA coverage has been exhausted may enroll in a health insurance plan through July 1. Foster children turning 18 and aging out of the system now qualify for Medicaid coverage until age 26, regardless of income or the state in which the person was in foster care.
It is important for people to know that if they lose coverage during the year or have other special circumstances that apply to their situation, they may be eligible to apply through Kynect outside the open enrollment period," said Carrie Banahan, executive director of Kynect. She said Kynect officials encourage anyone with questions to visit the website, https://kyenroll.ky.gov, to apply, or contact an agent who can give them information and assistance.