ACA Health Plans

A new group of insurance plans that were enabled by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are now available in Tennessee.  Effective January 1, 2014, there are four insurance carriers offering new health insurance plans: Blue Cross, CIGNA, Community Health Alliance and Humana.

Regional Medical Center participates in all of these newly authorized health plans.  Enrolling in one of the new health plans allows you to use this insurance coverage for most of the services you received at the Regional Medical Center, including inpatient, outpatient and Health Loop sites*

When Can I Enroll?

The Open Enrollment Period is now.  For coverage this calendar year, 2014,  you can enroll October 1, 2013–March 31, 2014.  

The proposed Open Enrollment Period for coverage year 2015 is November 15, 2014–January 15, 2015.

You may also qualify for Special Enrollment Periods outside of Open Enrollment if you  experience certain qualifying events.  These qualifying events may include: moving to a new state, changes in your income, and changes in your family size (for example: change in marital status or a new baby).

ACA Enroll Checklist

Items you will need to enroll in a plan of your choosing:

  1. Social security numbers (self and dependents)
  2. W-2 forms or pay stubs for every member of your household who will be covered under your plan
  3. Policy numbers for any current health insurance plans covering members of your household

How Do I Enroll?

  1. Contact a Certified Application Counselor at the Regional Medical Center who will be available to provide information and help facilitate enrollment. Call - 901-545-6752.
     
  2. Get in person help by going to http://localhelp.healthcare.gov
     
  3. Call the 24/7 marketplace helpline 1-800-318-2596.
     
  4. Mail in a paper application.
    1. Form Download
    2. Instructions
       
  5. Enroll Online through Healthcare.gov
    https://www.healthcare.gov/ 

** At this, coverage under some of the new plans may not be available for the  Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital or Extended Care Hospital.  Please verify coverage for these locations before you make a decision to receive services.