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Using Your New Marketplace Coverage | Obamacare Tennessee

This week marks the first week of effective coverage under The Affordable Care Act (also known as ‘Obamacare’). So far, over 1.1 Million Americans have signed up for the January 1, 2014 effective date for healthcare coverage. If you are a Tennessean with new insurance for the New Year, you need to know a few […]

Storify: Why You Should Get Covered through HealthTN

Find out why you should get covered through HealthTN now! View our Storify feed here and then contact HealthTN to get insured, today!

January 10th Premium Extension for Obamacare Tennessee

For Tennesseans who select their health plan on the federal exchange site by the December 23, 2013 deadline will be able to pay their first month premium by January 10, 2014 and still have effective healthcare coverage by January 1, 2014. Under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, Tennesseans must buy health insurance for 2014 […]

Medicare: Special Circumstances| Special Enrollment Period

Medicare’s open enrollment period for this year came to an end on Dec 7th.  However, there are special circumstances when certain events happen in your life that spark Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs).  The rules regarding when changes can be made and the types of changes that can be made are different for each Special Enrollment […]

Medicare FAQ

Q: How does Medicare pay for my health services? A: Medicare is financed by federal taxes taken out of every paycheck issued in the United States. All workers in the United States pay into the Medicare system during their years of employment, and are eligible to receive those benefits when they reach 65 years of age. Q: How […]

Medicare vs Medicaid – What is the Difference?

It is easy to confuse these two terms, and while they may share many similarities, there are also some fundamental differences between the two. Medicare is a federal government sponsored healthcare plan that is available to all Tennessee residents and United States citizens 65 years or older who have been a legal resident of the […]

Top 10 Questions to Ask Tennessee Medicare Agents

  Wondering what questions to get started with for Medicare.  We’ve put together a great starting point in these 10 questions to ask Tennessee Medicare Agents! 1. How much will my monthly premium be?  Your monthly premium will depend on how much coverage you wish to have.  If you only require hospitalization coverage, or Part […]

Do I have to purchase Obamacare in Tennessee?

Do I have to get Obamacare in Tennessee? No, you do not have to get Obamacare in Tennessee. You won’t be thrown in jail if you’re without health insurance but you will be charged a penalty if not enrolled by March 31, 2014. This penalty is a tax penalty that will be taken out when […]

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, […]

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