Final Days to Enroll for Health Insurance thru Affordable Care Act

Communications Director

Eric Vreeland
evreeland@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-3480

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

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Final Days to Enroll for Health Insurance thru Affordable Care Act

Posted: 01/30/2017
ACA Enrollment Jan. 31 at 1807 Dandridge Ave.Tuesday, January 31 is the final deadline for Tennesseans to enroll in coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace during the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act. With just a few days left, the clock is ticking and Tennesseans should act now to make sure they have time to shop around, consider their options, and enroll in the plan that best fits their needs and budget.

Jan. 31st events for the final days of open enrollment in Knoxville:

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
1807 Dandridge Ave.
3 pm-8 pm

Cherokee Health Systems
2018 Western Ave.
8 am-11 pm

Following the election, many consumers have questions about the future of the Affordable Care Act, and their ability to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance. As of now, nothing has changed about the fourth enrollment period – not plans, not prices, and not dates. Anyone who enrolls in coverage by January 31 will be able to use their coverage beginning on March 1. Medicaid enrollment is also open year-round, and consumers who apply and are eligible can enroll and begin getting services immediately. 
 
“So far, more than 234,000 Tennesseans have enrolled in coverage during this open enrollment period,” said June Jones, East Tennessee Regional Director, Enroll America. “But there are still many who stand to benefit and need to take action by Tuesday, January 31. That’s why we are encouraging Tennesseans to start the process now to make sure there’s plenty of time for them to find the best plan for their family.”
 
Everybody’s needs and financial situations are different, and plans and prices change every year, so all Tennesseans should shop the options available to them. All Marketplace health plans are required to cover the basics – from preventive care, emergency services, prescriptions, and more. And quality protection comes at an affordable price for most Tennesseans, thanks to the financial assistance available to lower the cost of plans. In fact, 82% Tennesseans who have signed up so far are receiving financial help.
 
In order to help Tennesseans explore their options, there are a variety of resources available so that consumers can be confident that they are choosing the best plan for them. Free, local in-person help is available across Tennessee, through certified assisters who can sit down one-on-one and answer questions about coverage and benefits. Scheduling an appointment is easy: call 1-844-644-5443 or go to the website getcoveredtenn.org