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HealthTN helps Tennesseans complete Obamacare enrollment by deadline

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:18 PM

BRENTWOOD – HealthTN is assisting Tennesseans who were “in line” by the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare March 31 deadline with completing their health plan enrollment by the April 15 extension. 

“Confusion, heavy traffic and glitches on the government website and call center, or some other situation may have prevented individuals from finishing their enrollment into a health plan,” said Jeff Pitta, CEO and founder of HealthTN. “HealthTN can walk them through the process and help them choose a plan that fits their health needs and budget, but they need to contact us now, before the April 15 deadline.”

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius extended the deadline to April 15 for individuals who started the signup process by the March 31 deadline.  

Tennesseans who were “in line,” meaning they attempted to enroll in a health plan through the government website or by calling the government call center by March 31, can call HealthTN at 615-274-5724 or visit healthtn.com, and a trained, licensed agent will help them finish the process. 

As of March 1 – the latest numbers available – 475,000 Tennesseans were eligible for federal subsidies if they enrolled in an ACA health plan. The total number of Tennesseans eligible for ACA coverage was 645,000. Of those 645,000, 77,867 or 12.10 percent were enrolled in an ACA health plan. 

“Based on these numbers, nearly 74 percent of Tennesseans eligible for ACA coverage would qualify for help with their premiums and co-pays, resulting in little to no out-of-pocket cost for their coverage,” Pitta said. “It also seems likely that a significant number may be eligible for the April 15 extension.” 

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