According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, 231,440 Tennesseans enrolled in or renewed coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as of February 22.
The agency also says that even though open enrollment has ended, there’s a new time-limited special enrollment period for this year’s tax-filing season.
Between March 15 and April 30, uninsured Tennesseans who are subject to the fine for not having health coverage because they didn’t understand how it would affect them have another chance to enroll in a plan for 2015. Families or individuals who meet certain income requirements or other circumstances may also qualify for low cost coverage through Tennessee’s TennCare program, which has year-round enrollment.
For question about health coverage or to schedule a free appointment with an enrollment assister, visit www.getcoveredtenn.org or call the hotline at (844) 644-5443.