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Store, App, Among 2014 kynect Improvements

Governor Steve Beshear has laid out a number of modifications to kynect, the state's health benefit exchange, ahead of Saturday's open enrollment.

Kentuckians can use their mobile phones to figure out what health insurance discounts they qualify for starting Saturday when the next round of open enrollment begins for the state health exchange.

A mobile phone app was one of the additions Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday as the state prepares for the second year of kynect, its online health insurance marketplace. Kentuckians will have until Feb. 15 to use kynect.ky.gov to sign up for Medicaid or purchase subsidized insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.

The app is a free download for both Apple and Android phones. The state will also open a kynect store at the Fayette Mall in Lexington on Thursday and has doubled the number of insurance agents authorized to sell kynect health plans.

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