Affordable Care Act

2019 Open Enrollment in Tennessee (Obamacare / Affordable Care Act) Health Insurance

Published on October 23, 2018


Click here to learn more about the 2020 enrollment dates for Tennessee.

Here is a breakout of all open enrollment dates listed by state.
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How much is health insurance a month for a single person in Tennessee? According to the latest eHealth marketplace survey, these are starting prices for a 40-year-old woman buying individual coverage in Tennessee

Zip, City, State   Lowest Cost Major Medical Plan at on 10/2/2018
  Lowest Cost
90-Day Short-Term Plan on 10/2/2018
  Lowest Cost 12-Month Short-Term Plan at on 10/2/2018
Nashville TN
$351.27 NA $85.28

How do I get cheap health insurance in Tennessee?

  1. Assess your personal needs: Do you need Rx coverage? Do you have a doctor you like?
  2. Research available options in your Tennessee: Start at to compare Obamacare plans, short-term plans and other alternatives.
  3. Understand which options you can qualify for: You can enroll in any Obamacare plan during open enrollment. For short-term health insurance and other medical insurance alternatives, you can apply any time, but you typically need to answer medical questions and may be declined.
  4. See if you qualify for discounts: ACA plans may be available to you with a tax credit, which can save you hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars on monthly premiums.
  5. Make sure your prescriptions are covered: provides a prescription drug coverage comparison tool that helps you find the plan that covers your drugs with the lowest out-of-pocket cost.
  6. Make sure your doctor is covered: eHealth has a physician finder tool that let’s you compare plans using your preferred doctor.
  7. Enroll online: eHealth makes it easy to complete your health insurance application online, even if you qualify for a tax credit.

What health insurance companies sell individual health insurance policies in Tennessee?

Insurers in Tennessee with Plans Available on Short-Term Health Insurance Major Medical Health Insurance Medical Insurance Packages
Companion Life Insurance Yes No No
Independence American Yes No Yes
National General Accident & Health Yes No No
United Healthcare Yes No Yes
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee No Yes No
Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company No Yes No
Oscar Insurance Company of Texas No Yes No
Bright Health Plans No Yes No
Ambetter No Yes No

How much can people save on prescription drug coverage with an Obamacare plan? In Tennessee, eHealth’s average customer who used our Rx drug tool saved $1,600 out-of-pocket on drug costs, according to the latest research.
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