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  • CoverKids Awards Dental Benefits Manager Contract to DentaQuest

    Friday, January 09, 2015 | 2:37am

    NASHVILLE – The CoverKids program has selected DentaQuest USA Insurance Company as the Dental Benefits Manager (DBM) for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  The five-year contract was awarded on November 19, 2014, with an effective date of January 2, 2015.  There will be a six-month transitional period and the delivery of services will begin July 1, 2015, which is the start of the new fiscal year.     

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  • Federal Government Will Not Allow CoverTN To Continue

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 6:11am
    Federal officials have informed the state that they would not extend the necessary waiver to allow the CoverTN program to continue beyond December 31, 2013.
     
    Due to reported difficulties accessing insurance on the federal Marketplace, the state identified the state dollars needed to fund an extension in coverage and asked federal officials if they would grant a waiver which would allow the CoverTN program to continue to provide coverage to members until April 30, 2014.  This would have allowed members to maintain current coverage for 30 days following the end of the Marketplace open enrollment period.  

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  • AccessTN Board Decides To Extend Coverage For All Current Members

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 10:08am
    Today the AccessTN Board of Directors convened to discuss the options available to the state of Tennessee in extending coverage for current members who were previously notified their coverage would end December 31, 2013.  
     
    AccessTN, which currently has approximately 2,600 members, is the state’s high risk pool offering coverage to individuals who are uninsurable due to pre-existing conditions.  Members pay monthly premiums for this comprehensive coverage. Some members receive assistance to help pay for those premiums.

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  • CoverKids Kicks Off Annual Enrollment Effort

    Thursday, August 02, 2012 | 9:00am

     Program Information Will Be Included in Back to School Packets

     
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the 2012 Back to School CoverKids outreach campaign to help enroll Tennessee’s children in the state’s low-cost, comprehensive health insurance plan.

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  • CoverKids Kicks off Annual Enrollment Effort

    Tuesday, August 02, 2011 | 9:57am

    Program Information Will Be Included in Back to School Packets

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the 2011 Back to School CoverKids outreach campaign to help enroll Tennessee’s children in the state’s low-cost, comprehensive health insurance plan.

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  • AccessTN Board Reopens Program Enrollment

    Friday, December 03, 2010 | 4:35am

    Policy Change is Effective Immediately, Premium Assistance Will Not be Available

    NASHVILLE – The AccessTN Board of Directors voted yesterday to reopen enrollment to new members in the state-run high risk insurance plan.  The change is effective immediately.

    Coverage will be available through AccessTN to those Tennesseans who have pre-existing medical or chronic health conditions which prevent them from obtaining health insurance on the private market.

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  • AccessTN to Close Enrollment to New Members Oct. 15

    Friday, October 01, 2010 | 4:42am
    Federal High Risk Pool Offers Alternative for Tennessee’s Uninsurable
     
    NASHVILLE – The AccessTN Board of Directors voted yesterday to close the state-run high risk insurance plan to new members effective Oct. 15, 2010. Those currently enrolled in AccessTN will not be affected by this change.
     
    The change comes in light of the availability of the newly created and federally funded Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP), which has $97 million earmarked to provide health coverage to uninsurable Tennesseans.
     
    Coverage will continue for current AccessTN members. Individuals who have already applied for coverage through AccessTN will still have the opportunity to enroll if approved for coverage.

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  • CoverKids Kicks Off Annual Enrollment Effort

    Monday, August 09, 2010 | 5:12am
    Program Information Will Be Included in Back to School Packets
     
    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the 2010 Back to School CoverKids outreach campaign to help enroll Tennessee’s children in the state’s free, comprehensive health insurance plan.
     
    “Since 2007, we’ve used the back to school time as an opportunity to inform and remind Tennessee families about CoverKids,” said Governor Bredesen. “There are still children in our state who don’t have health insurance, and this program offers an additional option for families with uninsured kids.”

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  • New Federal High Risk Pool Open to Uninsurable Tennesseans

    Thursday, July 01, 2010 | 10:11am
    State-sponsored AccessTN is also an Option for the Uninsurable
     
    NASHVILLE – The United States Department of Health and Human Services today announced the formation of the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, which will serve as the new, nationwide high risk pool. The addition of PCIP provides an additional option for uninsurable Tennesseans, who already have an option for coverage through AccessTN, the state’s existing high risk pool.
     
    While some details about benefits and premiums for PCIP are yet to be finalized, there are some clear differences between the new plan and AccessTN.

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  • Enrollment in CoverKids Officially Reopens

    Monday, March 01, 2010 | 4:15am
    NASHVILLE - Enrollment is now open for CoverKids, Tennessee’s program for uninsured children, which suspended enrollment late last year when membership reached the maximum that could be supported by the current budget.
     
    Starting today, families with uninsured children may apply online at www.CoverKids.com or by calling 1-866-620-8864.

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  • Bredesen Announces CoverKids to Resume Enrollment March 1

    Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 6:00pm
    NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced that CoverKids, Tennessee’s program for uninsured children, will reopen enrollment to new members on March 1, 2010. Enrollment in CoverKids was suspended late last year when membership reached the maximum that could be supported by the current budget.

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  • AccessTN Expands Eligibility to Include Children

    Thursday, December 03, 2009 | 8:55am
    NASHVILLE – Members of the AccessTN board of directors today approved a new policy to allow uninsurable children with chronic and acute medical conditions to enroll in the state-administered health insurance plan. The change will take effect immediately.

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  • CoverTN to Suspend Enrollment to New Members

    Thursday, November 12, 2009 | 3:04am
    NASHVILLE – CoverTN program officials today announced that new enrollment in the limited benefit health insurance program will suspend Dec. 31, 2009, as a result of reaching budget capacity due to the most successful open enrollment in the program’s history. 

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