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AccessTN Eligibility

No new applications will be accepted for AccessTN after October 31, 2013.  To be eligible, all new participants in AccessTN must meet each of the following criteria:

No income limits, no asset test
Tennessee resident for six months *
U.S. citizen or qualified legal alien
Medically uninsurable as demonstrated by one of the following: *
» A doctor's statement that applicant has one of more than 55 medical conditions pre-approved for presumptive eligibility
» Denial by one unaffiliated insurance carrier for individual coverage due to a health-related condition
No access to employer insurance, except CoverTN
No health insurance for previous three months (special rules may apply to those finishing COBRA, TennCare or CoverKids policies)

No one will be turned away due to existing medical conditions.

* some exceptions apply

** Effective April 30, 2014, current AccessTN members with incomes at or above 100 percent of the federal poverty level and/or are not receiving premium assistance will no longer be eligible for coverage.  Only individuals below the federal poverty level AND receiving premium assistance will maintain coverage.


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