Coverkids set to Enroll Children at 9th Grade Registration

July 11, 2008

CoverKids representatives will be at the 9TH grade registration to enroll children in the comprehensive health insurance program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.on Thursday, July 31, at the DeKalb County High School, 1130 West Broad Street, in Smithville.

CoverKids, a Cover Tennessee program, allows qualifying children 18 and under to get free, comprehensive health insurance for preventive health care services such as vaccinations, doctors’ visits, prescriptions and hospital visits.

A family of four with a $53,000 yearly income will qualify for CoverKids. They will have no monthly premiums for coverage and will pay only $15 for doctors’ visits and $5 for generic medications. Plus, they won’t have any co-pays for routine exams, labs or x-rays.

Parents and legal guardians need to bring household income information and the Social Security numbers of all children they want to enroll in CoverKids.

Cover Tennessee is a multi-pronged effort that extends health insurance to uninsured individuals in Tennessee through three insurance programs and a pharmacy assistance program. CoverTN is an affordable and portable health insurance initiative for working Tennesseans who are uninsured. Comprehensive insurance for children is provided through CoverKids, and chronically ill adults are eligible for AccessTN, a high-risk pool. CoverRx is a statewide pharmacy assistance program designed to assist those who have no pharmacy coverage, but have a critical need for medication. More information on all Cover Tennessee programs is available at www.CoverTN.gov or by calling 1-866-COVERTN.

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