During the COVID-19 state of emergency, individuals younger than 65 without medical insurance should complete the Healthcare Coverage Application to request temporary coverage under Kentucky Medicaid presumptive eligibility. By completing this application you attest that you do not have medical insurance that covers doctors, pharmacy or hospital visits. To maintain Medicaid benefits beyond the presumptive eligibility coverage period, complete a full Medicaid application online at Kynect, call (855) 306-8959 or contact a local kynector for application assistance. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, presumptive eligibility Medicaid members will be enrolled in managed care with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kentucky (UHC) and will receive a UHC member ID card and handbook. Direct questions about UHC healthcare coverage to Member Services at (866) 293-1796 or visit the UHC website. UHC call center is staffed M-F 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern time. Hours will be extended Saturday Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday Jan. 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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