The signup total of 158,685 as of Feb. 19 included almost 103,000 Kentuckians who renewed or bought private coverage. The state said the total broke down this way:
- 55,855 enrolled in Medicaid coverage (which is open year-round).
- 75,760 individuals renewed enrollment in private insurance.
- 27,070 individuals newly enrolled in private insurance.
- 6,009 individuals enrolled in dental plans.
“We had a tremendously successful second open enrollment period, with many new individuals signing up or continuing their health coverage through Kynect,” the state’s health-insurance marketplace, Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release. “When people get health insurance, they generally take immediate steps to get healthier, which will help our workforce get even stronger.”