Kynect announces figures from first day of open enrollment

Kynect, the state's health benefits exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, released figures Saturday for the first day of open enrollment.

The open enrollment period continues through Feb. 15, 2015.

The state Cabinet for Health and Human Services said in a release that as of 4 p.m. Saturday, there had been 6,200 unique visitors to the Kynect Web site; 2,415 calls handled by the Kynect contact center; 504 applications submitted; and 368 individuals who had newly enrolled in a qualified health plan.

In addition, 70 visitors to the Kynect store at Fayette Mall in Lexington had completed 33 applications for new coverage.