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Open Enrollment & Special Enrollment Extensions

Open Enrollment Extension

The Commonwealth of Kentucky is pleased to announce that Plan Year 2022 Open Enrollment will continue through January 31, 2022! Kentucky Residents now have until January 31, 2022 to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) for 2022 coverage.

Open Enrollment – QHP Start Dates

  • For Residents who enroll in a plan between January 16 and January 31, 2022, coverage begins March 1, 2022



Special Enrollment Period Extension

Due to the mid-December natural disaster and reports of technical issues during Open Enrollment, the previously announced Special Enrollment Period (SEP) has been extended.

Impacted Residents now have until January 31, 2022 to select a plan with a January 1, 2022 start date. There is no need to use the Special Enrollment Period unless you want your coverage to begin January 1, 2022.​


The Special Enrollment Period will be granted for citizens with one of the following circumstances:

      • ​​​​Any person who attests that their ability to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan was affected by severe weather in December 2021. 

      • ​​ ​​​​​Any person who attests that they encountered system errors, including long wait times with the call center, that prevented them from enrolling in a Qualified Health Plan prior to December 15th, 2021.​​​


Using the Special Enrollment Period

To enroll in coverage using this Special Enrollment Period, Residents should submit or update their application at kynect health coverage by January 31, 2021. Click the following link for step-by-step instructions on how to take advantage of the Special Enrollment Period:

Natural Disaster and Technical Issues SEP Fact Sheet

Special Enrollment Period Considerations

    • Selecting this Special Enrollment Period means you are attesting that you have been impacted by the selected event.
    • These Special Enrollment reasons do not require documents for verification.
    • By selecting a coverage start date in the past (retroactive coverage), you will be billed for multiple months of premium and be responsible to pay those premiums in full before coverage will begin.​
    • This Special Enrollment Period is for Qualified Health Plans on kynect health coverage. You may apply and enroll (if eligible) in Medicaid and KCHIP anytime during the year.


Getting Help with the Special Enrollment Period

If you need more help getting a Special Enrollment period, please call 855-4kynect (855-459-6328). You may also get free help from a kynector or insurance agent. The Agent and kynector Search Tool​ can help you find assistance in your area.​​​​