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Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017

Family Planning and Birth Control In 2017 | HealthTN

Though health care is changing rapidly, the ACA is still the way for the time being. Do you know which women’s health services are covered in your plan? Family planning and birth control in 2017 is a required benefit with Marketplace plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Are you taking advantage of the services that are available […]

HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs: Know The Differences

HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs: Know The Differences | HealthTN

Choosing a health care plan can seem like an extremely daunting task. You need to choose an agent, a carrier, and a plan; how much you’re willing to spend, and how much coverage you need. Your agent may ask you about HMOs, PPOs, and EPOs. Do you know the differences? HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations)  HMOs […]

Knoxville Regaining Obamacare Coverage With Blue Cross Blue Shield

Knoxville Regaining Obamacare Coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield | HealthTN

A little over a month ago, major health insurance carrier Humana announced that 2017 will be their last year of providing coverage to Knoxville, TN residents. Essentially, Obamacare created a lack of competition in the insurance marketplace and major carriers are losing money. This year, carriers began pulling out of certain cities and counties altogether because […]

Knoxville Is Losing Obamacare Coverage

Knoxville Is Losing Obamacare | HealthTN

*Find the latest update on this issue here.* If you live in the Knoxville area, it may be a good time to consider alternative health insurance options. Obamacare created a lack of competition between insurance carriers. Some carriers are starting to leave the marketplace entirely due to major profit loss. It all started last year […]

2017 Affordable Care Act Updates

2017 Affordable Care Act Updates November 1 is the first day of open enrollment for ACA plans. Affordable Care Act updates for 2017 are significant. Julie McPeak serves as the State of Tennessee’s Commissioner of Commerce and Insurance. On August 23, 2016, Ms. McPeak announced that she was approving significant rate hikes in the Affordable […]

How to Qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in Tennessee

You can still enroll in health care for 2016 at any time of the year if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). The rules about when you can make these changes and the kinds of changes you can make are different for each SEP, so please review carefully. Remember, we have local Tennessee health […]

The Value of Having Health Insurance

The Value of Health Insurance | HealthTN.com

This is the time of year that we field tons of calls about how much insurance really costs. Bottom line.  No matter what your income looks like, there are always costs for you to have health insurance, and whether we are looking at the “old” standard before Obamacare or the “new” one with the Affordable […]

What to know about 2015 taxes and your health insurance

What to know about 2015 taxes and your health insurance | HealthTN.com

As you begin to gather the information you need to file your 2015 taxes, it’s important to remember that information about your health coverage is now a part of the tax filing process. Here’s what you need to know if you have Marketplace coverage: If you enrolled in Marketplace health coverage in 2015, you’ll soon […]

How To Report Income & Household Changes Under Obamacare

How To Report Income & Household Changes Under Obamacare | HealthTN.com

Happy New Year! Are you already enrolled in a 2016 plan? Or maybe you’re in the process of enrolling before January 31st. Either way – 2016 is a year full of possibilities and changes. Some of those changes may be in your household or with your income. So, what do you do if those things […]

How Can I Save Money on a Silver ACA Plan?

How Can I Save Money on a Silver ACA Plan? | HealthTN.com

It doesn’t take long for many folks researching the Affordable Care Act to decide that the “Silver Plan” is the most financially viable solution for them when it comes to Obamacare.  But as they drill down into the plan, many hope that they can attain additional savings, and that answer is “Yes!” but requires a […]