The system that many call “Obamacare” has two more insurers than this year, and its first coverage for vision care. Also, some people will find coverage less expensive, thanks to greater federal subsidies.
“Kynectors,” who help Kentuckians sign up for coverage on Kynect, are available for free in every county to answer questions and help people sign up for coverage.
The major insurers offering subsidized plan are Anthem, in every county, and CareSource, in 100 of the 120 counties. A few counties have new insurers; Ambetter from WellCare, in six western counties, and Passport Health Plan by Molina in Jefferson, Oldham and Bullitt counties.
For the first time, Kynect has a vision plan. VSP Individual Vision Plans offers a comprehensive eye exam from an in-network doctor, an eyeglass-frame allowance and lens enhancements, such as progressive lenses.