Commonly known as "Obamacare"...
The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. The Marketplace allows individuals to compare health plans, get answers to questions, find out if they are eligible for tax credits for private insurance or health programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and enroll in a health plan that meets their needs.
The next open enrollment period begins November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 for coverage that would start as early as January 1, 2017.
Coverage Options outside Open Enrollment
Outside the normal open enrollment period, you can enroll in a private health insurance plan through the Marketplace only in limited, exceptional cases, or if you have a qualifying life event like getting married, having a baby or moving outside of your insurer’s coverage area. Medicaid (Tenncare) and CHIP enrollment also continues year round.
If you have questions or need help, we have Certified Application Counselors at each clinic location to help.