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Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance reminds everyone Open Enrollment Began November 1st on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) reminds consumers that Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage in 2020 on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) began Friday, November 1st, 2019.

Open Enrollment Began November 1st. Consumers Have Until December 15th to Make Changes or Add Coverage for 2020.
Open Enrollment Began November 1st. Consumers Have Until December 15th to Make Changes or Add Coverage for 2020.

Tennesseans have until December 15th, 2019, to apply for or re-enroll in coverage for the 2020 calendar year.

Consumers are reminded that three of Tennessee’s five insurance carriers have expanded their coverage areas for 2020.

Additionally, TDCI approved premium rate decreases for just the second time in the Affordable Care Act marketplace era.

Carriers and coverage areas on the individual market are as follows: 

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. Statewide coverage includes adding the Memphis and Nashville areas.

Bright Health.  Continuing coverage in Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville areas. 

Celtic/Ambetter Insurance. Coverage expansion into Nashville and Knoxville areas with continuing coverage in Chattanooga and Memphis areas.

Cigna. Coverage expansion into Chattanooga and Jackson with continuing coverage in Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, and Tri-Cities.

Oscar Health. Coverage continues in Nashville and Memphis.

Though rate decreases bring down premium prices in rating areas with more competition, an individual’s out-of-pocket premium costs depend on several factors, including the amount of federal funding for premium assistance (subsidies) available in the state. Consumers should contact licensed insurance agents or company representatives in considering 2020 plan coverage.

To assist consumers with enrollment or network questions, TDCI has posted copies of the carriers’ plans to our website, created a 2020 insurance carrier map (attached) as well as an information video below.

 

Important Dates

November 1st, 2019: First day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2018 insurance plan.

December 15th, 2019: Open Enrollment on the FFM ends.

January 1st, 2020: Coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15th.

Questions about Open Enrollment? Contact us at 1.800.342.4029 or 615.741.2218.

About the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

Protecting Tennesseans through balanced oversight of insurance and regulated professions while enhancing consumer advocacy, education, and public safety. Our divisions include the State Fire Marshal’s Office, Insurance, Securities, Regulatory Boards, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, Tennessee Emergency Communications Board, and TennCare Oversight.

To check a license of a professional regulated by the Department, go to http://verify.tn.gov/.

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