New KY Health Benefit Exchange

Community Action Kentucky and 12 Community Action Affiliates are proud to have been selected by the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange to serve as “Application Assisters” to assist consumers with enrollment for healthcare benefits through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. The role of these Application Assisters is to provide outreach and education services and enrollment assistance to individuals for Qualified Health Plans through the Federal Marketplace at and Medicaid or the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. Qualifying small businesses with 2-50 employees will be eligible to participate in SHOP.

Community Action Kentucky through their Community Action affiliates will conduct public education, and outreach activities to raise awareness of insurance affordability programs and coverage options; distribute fair and impartial information about available health plans; facilitate enrollment in health plans; provide referrals to any applicable office in the event of complaints and/or appeals, and provide guidance in modifying coverage, if appropriate.

Kentuckians will be able to compare and select insurance plans and find out if they qualify for programs like Medicaid and KCHIP. Individuals will find out if they qualify for payment assistance and special discounts on deductibles, copays and co-insurance. The Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange will also be able to assist small businesses with enrolling their employees in health plans, and businesses with fewer than 25 employees may qualify for tax credits.

Community Action Application Assisters can help. Call Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452 to be connected to an Application Assister near you.

Schedule a Speaker or an Enrollment Event

Want to learn more about Kentucky's Health Benefit Exhange? Contact Community Action Kentucky to schedule a speaker for your group or business.

Community Action Affiliates

Audubon Area Community Services; Blue Grass Community Action Partnership; Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties; Community Action of Southern Kentucky; Gateway Community Action Agency; Kentucky River Foothills Development Council; Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency; Licking Valley Community Action Program; Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency; Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission; Pennyrile Allied Community Services; and West Kentucky Allied Services.

To find your local Application Assister by county,

please click here.

Learn more

If you would like information about the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, call Community Action Kentucky at 1-800-456-3452 or click below on the fact sheet you would like to read or print. (PDF files; Adobe Reader required):

Information for Individuals and Small Business


Information for Small Business

Kentuckians can find help online at, or by calling 1-855-459-6328 TTY: 1-588-326-4654 to learn more.