In the private market, these plans come from reliable carriers such as Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Golden Rule, and BCBS. You can find the differences regarding the details of each policy by entering your zip code in our search bar. You’ll get a list of the health insurance plans for your area, and you can compare these plans with each other.
The main hurdle for Nashville residents isn’t finding health insurance plans but finding the right one. It may also turn out that the right plan may not come from the private sector at all, as substantial segments of the population may find the costs excessive for their budgets. However, the state of Tennessee offers various public health insurance options that may be more affordable for people with lower income.
One such program is Medicaid, and in Tennessee, this program is called TennCare. The program and the state take over the role of the private carrier when you receive medical services that are covered. The benefits you receive will depend on the category you enter, and this will be affected by such factors as your income and health needs. Some people may enjoy the full Medicaid benefits, though others may only receive partial benefits.
Children are offered special health insurance coverage through the state’s CoverKids program. As part of the SCHIP program, it’s for the children of families who fall into the dreaded “coverage gap.” This is when the family doesn’t qualify for Medicaid (usually because their income exceeds the mandated limits), but they’re still not able to afford proper health insurance through the private market. With this program, at least the children can be covered for a wide range of medical services, from preventive care and doctor visits to dental and mental health care and hospital stays.
Those who are unable to get any kind of health insurance through the private market may have a pre-existing medical condition to blame. But that’s not a hurdle for the AccessTN program that functions as the state’s high-risk pool. Several different plans are available so that even the supposedly uninsurable can still get insurance.
It’s normal for many workers to obtain health insurance through their employers, but some workers may be employed in small businesses that may not be able to offer such benefits. The state provides their CoverTN program so that these uninsured workers can still obtain their health insurance through their small business employers.
Finally, some plans may not have adequate coverage for prescription medications. The state can fill in that deficiency with their CoverRX program. This offers reduced costs to hundreds of generic medicine brands, and there’s no premium involved. Those enrolled in the program benefit by paying much less for their medicines.