Mayor Urges Families Needing Health Insurance to Enroll Starting November 15

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Eric Vreeland
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400 Main St., Room 654A
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Mayor Urges Families Needing Health Insurance to Enroll Starting November 15

Posted: 11/12/2014
HealthCare.govNovember 12, 2014 - Mayor Madeline Rogero is urging Knoxvillians without health insurance to learn about their options, as open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)begins Nov. 15 and continues through Feb. 15, 2015. 
 
More than 35 enrollment events are scheduled in Knoxville and in Anderson, Blount, Jefferson, Loudon and Sevier counties. At these events, people interested in getting health insurance coverage can talk face-to-face with a trained volunteer for answers to questions, to compare health plans or to get help with the online registration.

"This enrollment period offers Knoxville families an opportunity to access quality, affordable health insurance options," Mayor Rogero said.

"Many people assume they can't afford coverage, but 80 percent of those who enrolled last year from Tennessee qualified for a break on the cost of premiums."

Enrollment events will be held at four Knoxville sites: Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Dandridge Avenue, Montgomery Village, the South Knoxville Community Center and the East Tennessee History Center.

Here's the full schedule of Knoxville enrollment events that are scheduled in November and December:

Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 15 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 22 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, Dec. 6 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Saturday, Nov. 20 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St.
Monday, Nov. 17 (3-8 p.m.)

South Knoxville Community Center, 522 Maryville Pike
Wednesday, Nov. 19 (3-7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 3 (3-7 p.m.)
Wednesday, Dec. 17 (3-7 p.m.)

Montgomery Village, Joe Lewis Road
Monday, Dec. 8 (3-7 p.m.)

Call 311, the City of Knoxville's phone number, for any additions to this schedule in the coming months, as well as to get the complete schedule of events in surrounding counties. 

Have questions? There are several outlets for getting straight-forward trustworthy information:

Click here to find information on the Affordable Care Act, or visit the federal government website, www.healthcare.gov. Call the health insurance marketplace hotline, 1-800-318-2596. Call Get Covered Tennessee, 1-844-644-5443, for enrollment event locations or to schedule a one-on-on appointment with a trained volunteer.

Anyone wishing to enroll will need these documents:

* Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants)
* Employer and income information for every household member to be covered (numbers from pay stubs or W-2 forms - Wage and Tax Statements, modified adjusted gross income)
* Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering household members
* A completed Employer Coverage Tool for every job-based plan for which a member of the household is eligible 
*Notices from any current plans that include the plan ID, if the enrollee has or had health insurance in 2014