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March 12, 2014

Kynect signup assistance Saturday

ASHLAND — Those needing assistance in signing up for insurance issued through the state government can find help Saturday.

The Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency will team with libraries in Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence counties; the agency’s executive director, David Carroll, and other Kynect staff will be available for free personal help.

The cutoff date for Americans to acquire health-care coverage is March 31. After that, penalties will begin adding up for next year.

Kentuckians can sign up for health care through the government marketplace kynect, where they can choose from a variety of plans best suited for their circumstances.

Kynect staff will explain enrollment in state health insurance plans, as offered through the insurance companies. Staff can also enroll people for Medicaid and determine if children are eligible for the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Carroll said in a press release enrollment takes about 30 to 45 minutes and requires health documentation.

For those only interested in information about getting covered, appointments to sign up can be made.

Kynect staff will be at the four public libraries on Saturday.

For more information, call county Northeast representatives: Raymond Graeves at (606) 225-7418 (Boyd); Charity Brown at (606) 225-7419 (Carter); Tammy Moore at (606) 225-7421 (Greenup); and Mary Roberts at (606) 225-7422 (Lawrence).

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