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Children's Health Insurance Program (Tennessee)

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Tennessee CoverKids Program

Tennessee's CoverKids Children's Health Insurance Program provides accessible healthcare to pregnant women and children through the age of 18 whose families satisfy the income requirements.

Eligibility Requirements ;
To qualify for benefits under the CoverKids Program, applicants must reside in the State of Tennessee and not currently have health insurance nor have had health insurance in the past 3 months. You may not be eligible to receive TennCare benefits nor have access to state employee medical coverage. All applicants must be Tennessee residents who are U.S. citizens or qualified legal aliens. Family income must not exceed 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Waiting Periods ;
There is a waiting period of three months from the date of voluntary termination of prior health insurance coverage. Waiting periods are waived for newborns up to 4 months old.

Covered Services and Benefits
Tennessee CoverKids includes benefits for

  • Doctor Office Visits
  • Well-Child Check-Ups
  • Immunizations
  • Emergency Room Services
  • Hospital Care
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Lab and X-Ray
  • Mental Health Services
  • Chiropractic care
  • Ambulance services
  • Physical, Speech, Occupational Therapy
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Dental and vision care

Health Plan Options ;
CoverKids will offer one health plan to all eligible members.

Premium Payments, Co-Payments and Coinsurance
For recipients whose families make less than 250% of the Federal Poverty Level, no monthly premiums will be required. Minimal co-pays will be assessed for specific medical treatments, including prescription drug coverage. Total annual out-of-pocket expenses may not exceed 5% of the family's annual income. Children in families with a household income greater than 250% FPL may buy into the CoverKids plan. Current premiums are approximately $239 per month per child.

Program Length, Enrollment and Renewal
The Tennessee CoverKids program offers 12 months of continuous coverage. Renewal forms and premium payment notices will be sent out every 12 months. Children already enrolled in the program will have their benefits renewed if eligibility requirements are met.

Tennessee CoverKids Contact Information
Tennessee CoverKids Program

Cover Tennessee
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Suite 2600
Nashville, TN 37243

Telephone: 1-866-CoverTn

Tennessee CoverKids Website

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