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Transition to

Important changes have been made in the way Kentuckians will apply for and enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP)for 2017.

Open enrollment starts Nov. 1. If you are eligible for a QHP you will apply online at or by calling the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (800) 318-2596. Applications must be completed on for 2017 even if you already had an application with kynect.

Beginning Nov. 1, the kynect customer service center also will be open six days a week to answer questions. You also can get help from an insurance agent or application assister (also called kynectors) in your community.

If you are unsure where to shop or whether you qualify for Medicaid or a qualified health plan, use our pre-screening tool to point you in the right direction.

Office of Communications

The Office of Communications and Administrative Review provides information about programs, services and other matters related to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to the media, the general public and CHFS employees.

Members of the media can reach a public information officer at 502-564-6786 or by visiting the Office of Communications and Administrative Review Web page for a complete list of public information contacts, including after-hours numbers and areas of specialization.

News Releases

Laboratory Professionals Week: There's a Lab for That!

Celebrate Earth Day - Test Your Home for Radon

Breakfast Meetings to Encourage Adoption among Faith-Based Community

First Lady, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Prevention Efforts for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Kentucky AmeriCorps Getting Things Done for the Commonwealth - Commentary by Joe Bringardner

Governor Engages Nonprofits, Faith-Based Community to help find Forever Homes for Kids in Kentucky’s Child Welfare System

State Agencies Partner to Give 2,000 Teddy Bears to Foster Children

Reduce Stress to Prevent Child Abuse During Holidays

Gobble! Gobble! Remember Food Safety This Holiday Season

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Forum to Address Racial Disproportionality and Disparities for Children of Color

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Seek Civil Penalties for TENORM Dumping

Diabetes Self-Management Key to Healthier Living with Diabetes

Public Health Alert - Smoke Inhalation Advisory

Breast Cancer Awareness Transition Begins Nov. 1; Five Things to Know About

Transition from kynect to Coming Soon

Kentucky Welcomes AmeriCorps Members, Joins Nationwide Celebration of 1 Million AmeriCorps Members

My Old Meds Kentucky Kickoff Event Held at State Capitol

State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials, Staff

Residential Child-Care Facilities to Get Rate Increase

Tobacco Free School Policies Help Drive Youth Smoking to Historic Lows

Public Health Reports 15 Total Overdoses, 12 Deaths Over Holiday Weekend

State Health Department Issues Public Health Advisory on Fentanyl Laced Heroin

Kentucky’s Child Care Assistance Program Gets Increase in Funding

Coomes Named Executive Director for CHFS Health Policy Office

Public Health Showcases Fight the Bite Zika Prevention at State Fair

Social Service and Family Support Salary Increases Salary Scale

Social Workers and Corrections Officers Get Much Deserved Pay Raises

Gov. Bevin, Lt. Gov. Hampton Honor Exemplary Volunteers

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

CHFS Announces Two Appointments for Behavioral Health Department

Oakwood Specialty Clinic Hosts Grand Opening

Conference Addresses Growing Concern of Viral Hepatitis

Norovirus Outbreak at Republican National Convention

Public Health Officials Caution Pregnant Women to Avoid Traveling to Zika-Affected Areas

Cabinet for Health and Family Services to Impose Significant Civil Penalties Upon Those Responsible for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste at the Blue Ridge Landfill in Estill County

Kentucky Receives $6.1 Million in Service Grants

Kentucky Woman Honored for Disability Advocacy at National Developmental Disabilities Conference

Kentucky's First Lady Glenna Bevin Pilots Project to Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Family Resource and Youth Services Centers Celebrating 25 Years

Kentucky HEALTH Public Hearing Information for Hazard

Health and Family Services Cabinet Announces Two Top Appointments

Kentucky HEALTH Public Hearing Information for Bowling Green

DPH Challenges Communities to Step It Up!

Kentucky High School Students with Disabilities Attending Close Up Washington DC Program

Public Health, Kentucky Fish & Wildlife and State Parks Officials Work Together to Fight the Bite to Prevent Zika Virus in Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin Unveils Proposal for Medicaid Transformation

First Lady Glenna Bevin and Cabinet for Health and Family Services Take Steps to Make Adoption and Foster Care Process Easier

CHFS Launches Summer Program for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

State Strengthens Response Efforts to Fight the Bite as Summer Draws Near

Summit spotlights access to care for children with special health care needs

Kentucky Hospital Association Honors Central State Hospital with 2016 Quality Award

CHFS Teams Up with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to Combat Opiate Abuse Epidemic

DPH Launches Fight the Bite Campaign for Zika Prevention

Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Changes in Eight Counties

CHFS Announces Emergency Suspension of Louisville Child Care Facilities' Licenses
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Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Glisson Made a Presentation Regarding kynect and Expanded Medicaid to Senate Health and Welfare Committee

Cabinet Issues Statement in Response to a News Report of Kentuckians Losing Benefits During the benefind Transition

Kentucky Flu Activity is Widespread for 9th Consecutive Week

Governor Bevin, CHFS Officials & IT Vendor Deloitte Implementing Solutions for benefind Benefits System

Technology Vendor Deloitte Makes Statement About benefind

Governor Bevin Proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Pregnant Woman Who Traveled to an Affected Country Listed as Third Case of Zika Virus Reported in Kentucky

CHFS Officials Working to Enhance System Rollout for benefind

Second Zika Case Reported in Kentuckian Who Traveled to an Affected Area

Spring Break Travelers Should Protect Themselves Against Zika

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Last Updated 4/27/2017