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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 […]

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Begins October 1

Starting on October 1 2013 open Enrollment for Health Insurance begins!  People without insurance will be able to shop through the health care marketplace  to compares prices and plans and get covered. With open enrollment less than a month away, this is a great opportunity to review some of the key components of the Affordable Care […]

How to find the health insurance plan that’s right for you

  The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way for you to buy health insurance. In the Marketplace, there are 5 categories of health insurance plans based on how you and the plan can expect to share the costs of care. Bronze: Your plan pays 60%. You pay 40%. Silver: Your plan pays 70%. You pay 30%. Gold: Your plan […]

Malik’s story: I’m young and I need Tennessee health insurance

  Have you met Malik? Malik is a 23 year old bartender and server who works in the restaurant industry. He works on his feet all day and like millions of Americans, Malik does not have health insurance because he can’t afford it. Can’t afford insurance. Can’t afford to miss work. Malik shared his story […]

4 ways the Health Insurance Marketplace keeps you healthy

You and your family may be eligible for free screenings, vaccines, counseling, and other preventive services to keep you healthy. All health plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and many other plans must cover the preventive services below without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This applies even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. Preventive care for all adults: 15 preventive […]

Howard’s story: Self Employed and I can’t get health insurance

  Have you met Howard? Howard is a self employed software designer who needs health insurance. He designs health care software and like millions of Americans, Howard has been denied health insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition. Uninsurable until 2014 Howard shared his story with us: “Five years ago, I was diagnosed with Diabetes. […]

10 health care benefits covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace

  Every health insurance plan sold in the Marketplace will offer 10 essential health benefits. What’s covered in the Health Insurance Marketplace These essential health benefits include at least the following items and services: Outpatient care—the kind you get without being admitted to a hospital Trips to the emergency room Treatment in the hospital for inpatient […]