The SBM Registration Web-Based Training (WBT) launched August 23, 2021
The State-Based Marketplace (SBM) Registration Web-Based Training will be available via the MyPurpose Learning Management System (LMS). This training will prepare you to use kynect health coverage and Agent Portal to enroll Individuals and small business employers in health coverage, create new business, and manage your book of business in Kentucky.
If you are operating on HealthCare.gov, you are required to complete this training in order to keep your association with any policy up for renewal. The training deadline for this has been extended to 9/30/2021.
Currently, the Commonwealth operates a State-Based Marketplace under a Federal Platform (SBM-FP). Effective Open Enrollment 2022, the Commonwealth plans to transition to a State-Based Marketplace (SBM) called kynect health coverage. After the transition, kynect health coverage will offer Individuals and families an integrated eligibility and enrollment system to apply for Qualified Health Plans (QHP) and other insurance affordability programs.
After the completing the training and registration process, Agents will be able to:
- Access kynect health coverage to help Residents check eligibility and apply for Qualified Health Plans (QHP) with or without payment assistance in addition to a variety of benefit programs including Medicaid/KCHIP and KI-HIPP;
- Use Agent Portal to intake new clients, generate useful reports, create proposals, and view all incoming notifications and announcements
Please note: Residents/employers may complete the application prior to November 1, 2021 but they cannot enroll in a plan until Open Enrollment begins on November 1, 2021.
Training and Onboarding Logistics
The Agent Welcome Packet, located on the KHBE Agent Training Materials page, outlines necessary steps and requirements all Agents must complete before they can access any KHBE Trainings. Please follow all steps outlined in the Agent Welcome Packet in the order they are listed.
The SBM Registration Web-Based Training may be accessed through MyPurpose. Once you have completed the proper onboarding steps, please complete the required training to gain access to Agent Portal and kynect health coverage. Agents should complete the WBT no later than September 24, 2021.