Tennessee Health Exchange Official website: Its The Federal HealthCare.gov Website
Phone: 1-800-318-2596 and hearing impaired callers using TTY/TDD technology can dial 1-855-889-4325
Tennessee Health Insurance Exchange Overview:
Tennessee’s health exchange is a federally run marketplace. According to an announcement made in December 2012 by the state Governor, Tennessee would not develop its own health insurance exchange. The federal government will take the responsibility for running a health insurance exchange in Tennessee. A state can choose to operate its exchange or it can let federal government operate one for it. Starting from January 2014, under Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage will be available for individuals and small businesses through health insurance exchange/marketplaces. Plan enrollments are to begin from October 1, 2013.According to a health and Human Services (HHS), approximately 16% of the population in Tennessee is uninsured. Out of this population, 94% may qualify for either tax credits to purchase coverage in the Marketplace or Medicaid if Tennessee participates in the Medicaid expansion.
There are three kinds of exchange operation models which are mandated by ObamaCare. These are described here in health exchange by state post.
Tennessee Individuals and Small businesses can purchase Tennessee Qualified Health Plans (QHP) from the insurance exchange. There are ObamaCare Tennessee health plan subsidies available for individuals making less than 400% of federal poverty level. ObamaCare Tennessee Small Employer Tax Credits is available for small businesses.
Tennessee Health Insurance Exchange News And Articles
- Tennessee Health Exchange Updates Thursday July 25th, 2013
Tennessee Considering Medicaid Expansion Alternative Tennessee residents will not see Medicaid expanded when Obamacare goes into effect on January 1, 2014. Governor Bill Haslam elected to decline Medicaid expansion in favor of an alternative model that will allow Tennessee residents to use federal funds to purchase health policies through the Tennessee health exchange insurance marketplace.… Read more
- Find more Tennessee federal exchange related news and articles here.