Beginners Guide to Health Insurance Subsidies | HealthTN.com

Beginners Guide to Health Insurance Subsidies

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

Now, no matter what side of the Affordable Care Act debate you were on, it’s the law of the United States of America… we’ve seen how it has been hotly debated within society and government – it’s even gone to the Supreme Court of the United States. The Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as Obamacare) has changed the very …

Who are the TennCare Providers? | HealthTN.com

Who are the TennCare Providers?

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, TennCare

Here we are again, discussing some more of the basics when it comes to TennCare, and a question that keeps popping up is who is actually handling TennCare when it comes to the services? Funny you should ask. Like many states, Tennessee is not in the health insurance business, we just work with companies that handle that for us. In Tennessee, …

27k Tennesseans Losing Their Community Health Alliance (CHA) Coverage | HealthTN.com

27k Tennesseans Losing Their Community Health Alliance (CHA) Coverage

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, News

It was announced yesterday that Knoxville-based health insurance carrier, Community Health Alliance (CHA), is going out of business effective January 1, 2016. What does this mean for those 27,000 Tennesseans on a (CHA) plan? Well, it means they will need to find a new plan to enroll in for 2016. A statement from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) …

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

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, Medicare, Seniors

  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 Once Medicare eligibility begins, you’ll …

5 Questions About Dental Coverage in the Marketplace

5 Questions About Dental Coverage in the Marketplace

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

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 add dental coverage to my …

5 Questions to Ask About Your New Doctor

5 Questions to Ask About Your New Doctor

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

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 new doctor is the right …

15 Preventive Care Benefits for Adults

15 Preventive Care Benefits for Adults

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

All Marketplace plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive care services without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening for men of specified ages who have ever smoked …

22 Preventive Care Benefits for Women

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, Women

All Marketplace health plans and many other plans must cover the following list of preventive care benefits for women without charging you a copayment or coinsurance. This is true even if you haven’t met your yearly deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by an in-network provider. Anemia screening on a routine basis for pregnant women Breast Cancer Genetic …

Were you penalized for not having health coverage in 2014? You may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

Open enrollment for 2015 is over. But if you filed your taxes after Feb. 15th and were penalized for not having health coverage, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. In 2015, the fee for not having health coverage increases to $325 per person or 2% of your household income – whichever is higher. This fee generally applies if you …