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When is Medicare Annual Election Period?

When is Medicare Annual Election Period? | HealthTN.com

Medicare Annual Election Period If you want to change Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) or Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plans, the best time to do so is during the Annual Election Period (also called Open Enrollment Period), which runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. During that period, you can: Change […]

The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

The 4 Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs)

As with anything, the first step is figuring out which version of Medicare you can get. Part A? Part B? What about D? Sounds a lot like grades from school, and then, when you finally do try to figure that out – you can start right here or ring us up at (615) 541-4257. A […]

What is the “Donut Hole”?

What is the “Donut-Hole”?

If you aren’t familiar with Medicare, it is a health insurance program for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure). People with Medicare have the option of paying a monthly premium for outpatient prescription drug coverage. This prescription drug coverage is called Medicare […]

How to Avoid & Report Medicare Fraud and Abuse

Trust is the primary factor in patient-physician relationships. However, the current system may be subject to fraud. Protecting your personal information must be a primary concern to fight this battle. Billions of dollars’ worth of tax-payers’ money is lost this way and it is up to the public to be alert, avoid and report medicare […]

Just What the Heck is Short-Term Health Insurance?

…and why do I need it? Well, Obamacare defines short-term Health Insurance as: “…a smart and inexpensive temporary solution for those in between coverage options, those traveling out-of-network, and those looking to fill gaps in coverage.” Now, that is about as clear as mud, so let’s get a better working definition so YOU can decide […]

Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage

  Turning 65 soon? How to transition from the Marketplace to Medicare coverage – it’s not too soon to start planning for your coverage to switch. If you have a Marketplace plan now, you can keep it until your medicare coverage starts. Then, you can cancel the Marketplace plan without penalty. When to apply for Medicare […]

5 Questions About Dental Coverage in the Marketplace

5 Questions About Dental Coverage in the Marketplace

You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. Read these 5 questions to learn more about dental coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Can I get dental coverage through the Marketplace? In the Marketplace, dental coverage is included in some health plans. You can also get a stand-alone plan and pay a separate premium. How do I […]

2015 Southern Summer Workout Playlist

2015 Southern Summer Workout Playlist

At HealthTN.com we’re not just about selling insurance, but making sure you take good care of yourself as a whole.  Our headquarters are located in Music City USA (Nashville, TN), so our team naturally started compiling a list of our favorite workout jams. Now, you can enjoy our 2015 Southern Summer Workout Playlist during your next […]

5 Questions to Ask About Your New Doctor

5 Questions to Ask About Your New Doctor

Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions you’ll make about your health care. Finding the right one can take a little work, but is well worth it. If you’ve already had your first visit with a primary care doctor under your new plan, ask yourself these 5 questions to make sure your […]

Bronze vs. Catastrophic: Comparing the Cheapest Health Plans

Bronze Plan vs Catastrophic Plan | HealthTN Blog

The plans offered on the Health Insurance Marketplace are divided into five tiers: platinum, gold, silver, bronze and catastrophic. The “Metal Tiers” (Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze) are an option no matter your age but Catastrophic is only available to those under 30 years of age (or who cannot find coverage for less than 8 […]