kentucky health benefit exchange

kentucky health benefit exchange - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has issued an ministerial dictate to installed the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange as required by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the governor's office announced Tuesday.

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, the exchange will act as an online mart for individuals to enroll in qualified state coverage programmes, which will be offered through federal or state programs such as Medicaid and the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program, the governor's office said in a statement. The work too can help supervisors with the process of enrolling their workers in programmes and cure small businesses with the process of qualifying for duty credits, the governor's office said in the statement.

" Since the United states supreme court _empty_ the majority of members of the Affordable Care Act, Kentuckians who have had difficulty finding or qualifying for economical state coverage will be able to do so by visiting the state's online Health Benefit Exchange ," enunciated Gov. Beshear in the statement." We will work closely with insurers, providers, consumers and other groups to develop a robust, responsive, and user-friendly portal that will help Kentuckians find the coverage that best suits their needs ."

To plan and implement the project, the state has received three exchange concessions totaling $66.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The newly founded Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, which has been established with these concessions, will oversee the exchange and be housed within the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Carrie Banahan has been appointed to serve as the office's executive director. She is the executive director of the Office of Health Policy and will continue in that situation until a permanent substitution is named.