Insurance enrollment sessions set for Oct. 1
By Rich Suwanski Messenger-Inquirer | Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:00 am
Kentucky Wesleyan College will host information sessions about the Affordable Care Act's health insurance coverage options Oct. 1 at the Winchester Campus Community Center.
There will be four one-hour sessions starting at 4, 5, 6 and 7 p.m. People should call 1-877-926-8300 to reserve a seat.
"There will be trained assistors there to educate people on how to connect to the Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange, find out if they're eligible for expanded Medicaid or subsidies, compare insurance plans available to them, let them choose which is best for them, and enroll them," said Vivian McNatton, an associate director of the Green River Area Development District's Aging, Health and Social Services department.
"Hopefully, we'll get a lot of people of all ages."
People attending the session should bring their Social Security number for themselves and anyone in the home who needs insurance coverage, and their employer's name and address, and the most-recent W-2 tax statement form. Once eligibility is determined and what a person qualifies for, payment may be made at that time, or later.
McNatton said there are 12,124 uninsured residents in Daviess County, and about 5,300 of them figure to be eligible for expanded Medicaid. About 5,600 will have access to subsidized insurance because the federal poverty level will be extended to more people."
Those who are uninsured and do not sign up for insurance by January 2014 will pay a penalty.
In-person assistors will also be available to help people get enrolled after Oct. 1, but those dates and locations will be announced at a later time.
For more information, go online to www.kynect.ky.gov.
Also on Oct. 1 at KWC, an informational meeting will take place at 9 a.m. to discuss Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid expansion and advocacy, among other things.
Rich Suwanski, 691-7315, or firstname.lastname@example.org