published Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Health care navigators still available for Tennessee

Medical Foundation Healthcare Marketplace Navigators are available to help consumers whose insurance in Tennessee’s Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan ended April 30, according to a news release.

These consumers will qualify for a special enrollment period in health care plans purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace.

The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan was a transitional bridge program for individuals with pre-existing conditions who might have otherwise been shut out of coverage. PCIP ended on April 30, 2014, so those insured through the plan are eligible for a 60-day special enrollment period to enroll in new coverage with the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, the release stated.

The special enrollment period ends on June 30, 2014. Additionally, all PCIP enrollees who enroll in a marketplace plan by June 30 will have a qualified health care plan coverage effective date of May 1, the medical foundation stated.

Special enrollment periods also exist for individuals whose life circumstances have changed, including birth of a child; marriage, divorce, or loss of spouse; loss of job coverage insurance; and moving into the Chattanooga area.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the Medical Foundation Healthcare Navigators at 423-622-2872.

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