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Maternity and Baby Coverage: A Quick Guide

Maternity and Baby Coverage: A Quick Guide | HealthTN

As of 2014, maternity coverage is a benefit included in every basic health care coverage plan. However, having a baby could mean that you now need more coverage for your own health. It will definitely mean that you’ll need coverage for your baby. Your pregnancy does not make you eligible for a special enrollment period – […]

Hot Tips For Summer Health Care

Hot Tips For Summer Health Care | HealthTN

As we get closer to the start of summer, you should be thinking about ways to keep you and your family healthy. We tend to focus more on illness prevention in the winter,  but there are some important precautions to take in the warmer months as well, especially in regards to the sun. These are […]

Stress and Depression Can Weaken Your Immune System

Stress And Depression Can Weaken Your Immune System | HealthTN

There has been a strong stigma surrounding depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses for years. People who don’t suffer from mental illnesses often have a hard time understanding that a mental disease can affect a person physically as much as a purely physical disease. Technically, purely physical diseases can affect a person mentally as well. […]

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physician: Getting The Most From Your Well-Visits

Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physician: Getting The Most From Your Well-Visits | HealthTN

Even if you’re going to yearly physician appointments, you may not be getting the wellness care you need. Are you asking your physician the right questions to get the right answers? Are you disclosing all of your health concerns to your doctor? Remember: your doctor can help you with more than just runny noses and […]

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 […]

CHIP: Will Kids Lose Access To Health Care This Year?

CHIP: Will Kids Lose Health Care This Year? | HealthTN

Obamacare is more popular now than ever before as Americans fear Trump’s potential reform. Every American will be somehow affected by an Obamacare repeal. Have you considered what it could mean for kids who have little or no control over their health care coverage? How much do you know about CHIP? We’ll do our best […]

Meet PlanTruth: A New Health Care Consumer Review Website

Meet PlanTruth: A New Health Care Consumer Review Website | Senior Market Advisors

Have you heard of PlanTruth? It’s the first and only health care consumer review website. PlanTruth launched early this year in New York by a Brooklyn cardiologist who saw a hole in the marketplace. There wasn’t really one place for consumers to help other consumers pick the right health care plan. The company currently focuses […]

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 […]

You Should Get The Flu Shot

You Should Get The Flu Shot

Who Should Get The Flu Shot? The short answer is — you. You should get the flu shot. CDC recommends that everyone six months old and older gets vaccinated on an annual basis. The rumors of people getting sick from the vaccine are not supported by science. The medicine is not a live vaccine — […]

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 […]