KIPDA’s kynector program provides individuals seeking health insurance with assistance enrolling in healthcare plans through the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange or the State Based Health Insurance Marketplace.  

Eligibility for Medicaid is calculated by using Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI). Our kynectors will help you determine if you are eligible for Medicaid in Kentucky or you may go to and prescreen for eligibility.  If you are not eligible for Medicaid, our kynectors will help you access health coverage through the State Based Marketplace, which is also available through the kynect portal.

KIPDA’s kynect Program provides Community Outreach and Education about the KHBE and kynect health coverage. Our qualified kynectors will help anyone requesting assistance with an application for health insurance, including:

Any Kentuckian who is uninsured

Qualified Immigrant Populations


Justice Involved Persons upon Reentry to the Community

Contact KIPDA at 502-266-5571 and ask to speak with someone in the kynector Program or visit to view a list of locations where assisters are available under the Calendar of Events tab. You can also go to and use the Self-Service Portal to begin an application.

The KIPDA kynector Team

Beth Mathis

kynect Team Leader


Narissa Simon

Data & Reporting Technician


Mia Anderson

Jefferson County: Downtown & West


Heather Cain

Breckenridge, Meade, Grayson, & Hardin


Leslie Cusick

Oldham, Trimble, Henry & Carroll


Bridgette Magness

Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt & Eastern Jefferson


Mary Beth Mullican

Jefferson County: Downtown and Central area


Ginny Whitt

Nelson, Washington, Marion, & Larue


kynect phone: 1-855-4kynect (1-855-459-6328)

TTY: 800-627-4720

Medicaid Managed Care Organization 2023 Open Enrollment FAQs

Open Enrollment is from 10/17/2022-12/2/2022

This is your opportunity to change managed care organizations (MCO) if you are unhappy with your current MCO. If you are happy with your current MCO, you do not have to do anything.

1. Open Enrollment: Open Enrollment gives Medicaid members in managed care a chance to change their Managed Care Organization (MCO). Medicaid members are not required to participate in Open Enrollment.

2. MCOs that are available:

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky 1-855-300-5528

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 1-855-690-7784

Humana Healthy Horizons in Kentucky   1-800-444-9137

Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare 1-844-778-2700

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan  1-866-293-1796

WellCare of Kentucky 1-877-389-9457

3. What if I do nothing during Open Enrollment? You will not lose Medicaid coverage if you are still eligible or if you do not participate in Open Enrollment. You will keep the same MCO.

State-Based Marketplace Open Enrollment: 11/1/2022-1/15/2023

If you are not eligible for Medicaid and need to shop for a qualified health plan or stand-alone vision and dental coverage for 2023, you will need to select a plan during the state-based marketplace open-enrollment period. Insurers offering plans for 2023 are:

Ambetter by WellCare of Kentucky 1-833-705-2175

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield 1-855-738-6671

CareSource Marketplace 1.888.815.6446

Passport Healthplan by Molina Healthcare 1-833-466-4477

Stand Alone Vision or Dental Coverage

Anthem Dental Plans 1-855-769-1464 www.anthemcom/individual-and-family/dental-insurance

Anthem Vision Plans 1-833-901-1364

Best Life Dental Plans 1-877-202-8767

VSP Individual Vision Plans 1-844-641-6718