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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Looking to Support Cancelled Health Plan Extensions

Earlier this month, BlueCross BlueShield (BCBST) of Tennessee announced that 66,000 policyholders would be losing their current health coverage on the policy’s anniversary date due to the new federal guidelines made under the Affordable Care Act. In a press conference from this past Thursday, President Obama stated that companies can continue providing their policy coverage […]

CoverTN Ending January 1st, 2014

Thousands of Tennesseans were notified this past month that they will lose their health coverage under CoverTN, a TennCare sponsored program, as of January 1st, 2014. The Tennessean reports that more than 28,000 Tennesseans enrolled in CoverTN, CoverKids, CoverRX and AccessTN will be affected by the changes made under the Affordable Care Act. The CoverTN program, […]

“I Got a Health Insurance Cancellation Letter” – What To Do

Did you lose coverage? HealthTN is here to help! Millions of Tennesseans have received health insurance cancellation letters from their providers informing them that their current insurance plan has either been changed, discontinued, or worse yet cancelled. So what happens now? How do the now uninsured get insurance? HealthTN is here to make this as […]

10 ways to get ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace is coming soon. Here’s how you can get ready to enroll starting October 1, 2013. Find the Marketplace in your state and get your options & info. Sign up for email or text updates about the Marketplace and connect with us on social media. Gather basic information about your household […]

Alejandra’s story: College Students Need Health Insurance Coverage Too!

Have you met Alejandra? Alejandra is an ambitious student with big dreams. She is looking forward to college and has plans to become a health professional – just like her big sister Mayra. And like millions of young adults across the country, Alejandra does not have health insurance. Making ends meet. Trying to make something […]

Calculating your costs and savings in the Health Insurance Marketplace

When you fill out your Health Insurance Marketplace application, you’ll find out what plans and premiums are available to you and see how much you will save. Most people who apply will qualify for lower costs of some kind. What you can do before Open Enrollment Open enrollment begins in less than two weeks. Specific prices […]

How to get help with your Health Insurance Marketplace application

There’s a new way to get help with your Health Insurance Marketplace application when applying for coverage in Tennessee. Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. You can search by city and state or ZIP code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as non-English language […]

7 Surprising Things About the Affordable Care Act

From WebMD.com: The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, already has brought big changes to the U.S. health care system. You may have gotten a refund check from your health insurance company, for example. Or maybe the last time you visited your doctor you weren’t charged for some preventive services like vaccines, certain cancer screening tests, and tests for heart […]

Here’s how the Health Insurance Marketplace helps women

We have good news for women who care about their health! You have new rights and protections in the Health Insurance Marketplace starting in 2014. Here are 4 things for women to know about how the  Health Insurance Marketplace helps women: You won’t be charged more for health insurance just because you’re a woman. You can’t be […]

3 ways to get health insurance coverage if you’re under 30

Sooner or later, everyone needs health insurance. This is true even if you’re healthy and under 30 like Jaime and Malik. The Health Insurance Marketplace provides you with several options to secure health insurance coverage if you’re under 30 and put you in charge of your coverage. If you’re under 26, you may be able to get covered on a parent’s health […]