Health Care Navigators Still Available For Assistance Through Special Enrollment Circumstances

Friday, May 2, 2014

Medical Foundation Healthcare Marketplace Navigators are available to assist consumers whose insurance in Tennessee’s Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) ended April 30. These consumers will qualify for a special enrollment period in healthcare 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, 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 Special Enrollment Period automatically begins May 1 and ends on June 30. Additionally, all PCIP enrollees who enroll in a Marketplace plan by June 30 will have a qualified healthcare plan coverage effective date of May 1.

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, contact the Medical Foundation Healthcare Navigators at 622-2872.

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