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Kentucky Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Kentucky.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Consumer Rights 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
800.292.5566 or 502.595.4024
kchr.mail@ky.gov 

Vocational Rehabilitation
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
800.372.7172

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Quick Guide to Health Insurance Marketplaces

Kentucky State Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
Kynect
855.459.6328

Health Insurance Consumer Assistance Program & External Appeals 
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
877.293.7447

Kentucky Department of Insurance
502.564.3630 or 800.595.6053

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Kids’ Health
877.524.4718

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Kentucky
Kentucky Department of Insurance
502.564.3630 or 800.595.6053

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

Kentucky Cabinet For Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services
800.635.2570

Kentucky Integrated Health Insurance Premium Payment (KI-HIPP) Program
855.459.6328

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Kids’ Health
877.524.4718

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Kentucky Career Center

Agency: Kentucky Career Center

Information available here. File here. File bi-weekly certifications here or call 877-369-5984. Initial payments will be made approximately two weeks after filing if a claimant is eligible. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Helpful video guides can be found here. Customer service may be reached at 800-648-6057. Job search resources are available for unemployed claimants on the main website.

State Clinical Trials Law

Kentucky Rev. Stat. § 304.17A-136

Who must cover the costs? Insurance companies

What must be covered? Routine patient healthcare costs during a cancer clinical trial

Requirements for Coverage: The clinical trial must: (1) Test how to administer a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer; (2) Test responses to a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer; (3) Compare the effectiveness of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer with that of other health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer; or, (4) Study new uses of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer.

Qualifying Trials: The trial must be approved by: NIH or an NIH approved IBR; the FDA, DOD, or the Veteran’s administration

(Last updated 08/2022)

State Leave Laws

  • Paid Family Leave: Kentucky does not currently have a state paid family leave law.
  • Paid Sick Leave: Kentucky does not currently have a paid sick leave law.

For more information about leave laws in each state, see our chart on taking time off from work.