Obamacare Tennessee: Important Dates to Look Out for in 2014

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

January 1: The Start of Pretty Much Everything Coverage begins on New Year’s Day, so anyone who successfully signed up for insurance on their state’s Marketplace or the Federal Marketplace by the Dec. 24 deadline (and have paid their first premium) is now covered. And lots of low-income Americans who haven’t before qualified for Medicaid can use it now, too. …

Storify: Why You Should Get Covered through HealthTN

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

Find out why you should get covered through HealthTN now! View our Storify feed here and then contact HealthTN to get insured, today! [iframe src=”//storify.com/health_tn/getcovered-in-tennessee/embed?header=false&template=grid” width=”100%” height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true]

Medicare: Special Circumstances| Special Enrollment Period

HealthTN Medicare

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 Period. These are the special …

Medicare FAQ

HealthTN Medicare

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 much will Medicare cover, and …

Top 10 Questions to Ask Tennessee Medicare Agents

HealthTN Medicare

  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 A, you won’t be responsible …

Do I have to purchase Obamacare in Tennessee?

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare

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 you file your 2015 taxes …

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Looking to Support Cancelled Health Plan Extensions

HealthTN Affordable Care Act/Obamacare, News

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 that does not comply with …

CoverTN Ending January 1st, 2014

HealthTN News

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, established in 2006, helped small …