KIPDA plans pair of events to help residents understand insurance Open Enrollment period

The Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency (KIPDA) is hosting a pair of events to help people during the current Open Enrollment periods for Medicaid, Medicare, and through the federal commercial exchange at healthcare.gov.

KIPDA has trained staff who can help answer questions at no cost. Open Enrollment is a short period of time when people can change their insurance or enroll into insurance for the first time. The Medicaid Open Enrollment period runs from November 1 through November 30. The Medicare Open Enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7.

The two events where KIPDA will be providing free health insurance assistance will be:

  • From 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, at South Central Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd., Louisville, KY 40219
  • From 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 16, at Ridgeway Library, 127 N. Walnut St., Shepherdsville, KY 40165

KIPDA is an association of local governments in a nine-county region of southern Indiana and north central Kentucky. For details, please click here or call (502) 266-5571.

 

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