Is TennCare and CoverKids the same?

Is TennCare and CoverKids the same?

CoverKids is part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health insurance to uninsured children in all 50 states. Any child or pregnant woman who is eligible for TennCare will be covered by TennCare, not CoverKids. CoverKids must be your only health plan.

What is the maximum income to qualify for TennCare?

Who is eligible for Tennessee TennCare?

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $17,131
2 $23,169
3 $29,207
4 $35,245

Does unemployment count as income for TennCare?

g. Count the full value of unemployment compensation benefits as available unearned income in the month of receipt.

What is chip TN?

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Tennessee. These programs provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy.

How long does it take to be approved for TennCare?

TennCare has up to 45 days to process your application after you have turned in all the information they request. TennCare will make a determination. You will receive a notice in the mail stating whether your application was approved or denied.

What is considered low income in Tennessee?

What is considered low income? What is considered an affordable housing cost* for families? A full-time employee, for example, earning the minimum wage of $7.25/hour in Tennessee (last increase was in 2008) earns $15,080/year – considered very low income if they are a single person household.

How long does it take to get approved for TennCare?

How long does it take for TennCare to get approved?

How do I check the status of my TennCare application?

For eligibility questions call 855-259-0701. To check the status of your application, change your address, or update personal information call 855-259-0701.

How to apply for Cover Kids in TN?

There are different application options available to pregnant women OR applicants applying for child (non-pregnant) coverage in CoverKids: Apply online by visiting or over the phone by calling TennCare Connect at 855-259-0701.

When to apply for unemployment benefits in TN?

If unemployed through no fault of your own and are able, available, and looking for work, you may apply for Unemployment Benefits. Such benefits are also available if your employer has significantly reduced your work hours. Upon application, expect two letters regarding your potential benefit amount and the agency’s decision.

Where do I go to apply for CoverKids?

CoverKids applicants applying for child (non-pregnant) coverage must apply online by visiting or toll-free 1-800-318-2596.

How to apply for TennCare connect in TN?

1 Apply online by visiting or over the phone by calling TennCare Connect at 855-259-0701. 2 A completed and signed paper application may be faxed to TennCare Connect at 855-315-0669 OR mailed to TennCare Connect at P.O. 3 In-person application assistance is available at local health departments throughout the state.