Kentucky HEALTH


Important Update about Kentucky HEALTH

Based on a recent legal decision, changes to Medicaid under Kentucky HEALTH will not begin on July 1, 2018 as planned.

What does this mean for me? 
As of July 1, 2018, your medical benefits will continue as they were prior to July 1, 2018 with no change. However, if you received a notice saying you could access vision and dental services through a My Rewards Account, you will not have access to dental and vision benefits.  The legal decision has stopped the ability to use the My Rewards dollars in order to purchase dental and vision services.

What do I need to do? 
You are not required to do anything at this time. You and your eligible family members can continue to access medically necessary and preventive healthcare services. If you have already paid your premium, you will get further information from your Managed Care Organization. 

You can still participate!
The Kentucky HEALTH program offers support and resources for those interested in improving their income and health. This ruling does not threaten the opportunities Kentucky HEALTH has already created. We look forward to offering these new resources to Kentuckians on a voluntary basis. 

You can log on to to take free online courses about health skills, life skills, and work skills. You can also visit to find a career center near you, where a coach can help you find training, education, and job opportunities in your area. 


Kentucky HEALTH Resources -

KET’s Renee Shaw explored the changes with Kristi Putnam, program manager for Kentucky HEALTH, and Adam Meier, deputy chief of staff for policy for Gov. Matt Bevin. They discussed the goals of the reforms, who will be impacted by the new requirements, costs of the new system, and how vision, dental, and addiction treatment services will be handled.


MCOS and Kentucky HEALTH

Webinars on Kentucky HEALTH Program

Kentucky HEALTH Overview
Eligibility & PATH (Community Engagement)
Medically Frail
Substance Use Disorder

Upcoming Webinar - June 27, 2018 at 11am

Passport eNews June 1, 2018: Medicaid Update: Kentucky HEALTH coming July 1, 2018