Health and Welfare
More Time Given to Sign Up for Health Insurance
The deadline for Kentuckians to enroll in a health insurance plan through the state’s health exchange has been pushed back until Tuesday. Kentuckians will have until midnight Tuesday to sign up for a new health care policy through KYnect (Connect). It must be done in order for the policy to take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
The Obama Administration announced Monday afternoon the original deadline of midnight Monday would be extended through to the 24th due to anticipated high demand and enrollment across multiple time zones. Those without insurance by the end of March 2014 will be assessed a tax penalty. So far, about 100,000 of an estimated 640,000 Kentuckians without health insurance have signed up for a policy through the state exchange.