Presentation on theme: "FRYSC & kynect. What is kynect ? kynect is Kentucky’s version of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace kynect is an unbiased online service."— Presentation transcript:
What is kynect ? kynect is Kentucky’s version of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace kynect is an unbiased online service that makes it easy to find health insurance kynect allows people to compare and select insurance plans of their choice In 2014, most Americans must have health insurance (or they will have to pay a penalty) In Kentucky, only through kynect can a family qualify for help (like subsidies) to pay for insurance, based on income Through kynect, people can also apply for programs like Medicaid and the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program (KCHIP)
How FRYSCs Can Help Families Enroll 1.Visit kynect.ky.gov to learn more kynect.ky.gov 2.Share information with families 3.Find a kynector in your area
1) Visit kynect.ky.gov kynect.ky.gov Information for Families
2) Share Information with Families There is a lot of good information on the kynect website, but we found these fact sheets to be particularly helpful Click on the fact sheet you would like to download to share with families kynect FACT SHEETS Welcome to kynect Quality Health Insurance Plans Quality Health Insurance Plans Individuals and Families Individuals and Families Payment Assistance Payment Assistance Medicaid and KCHIP Medicaid and KCHIP
3) Find a local kynector The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires the establishment of a Navigator Program to… – educate consumers about their health care coverage choices, – enable consumers to make informed decisions related to their health care benefits, and – facilitate enrollment through kynect In Kentucky, these people are called kynectors and they may be able to come to your Center to help families enroll!
How to Find a Local kynector 1.On the home page of page of the kynect website, scroll down to the LEARN MORE section and click on Assistance 2.Once there, scroll down to the section titled kynectors (see sample below) 3.Leaving the top three boxes in the kynector section blank, click on the “County” drop down menu to select a county, then click (Please note: if there are no kynectors located in your county, the search should populate kynectors from neighboring counties who can serve your center. To get a complete listing of all the kynectors throughout the state, leave all the boxes blank and do not choose a county.) Leave blank!
Need more kynect info? kynect Customer Service Line Open Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 7:00pm EST (Saturday hours vary) 1-855-4KYNECT (1-855-459-6328)