is a federally and state funded health plan through the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides comprehensive health and dental coverage to children in families who do not qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance.
Tennessee families earning less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level ($55,125 per year for a family of four) qualify for CoverKids and pay no monthly premium for the plan. Income-based co-pays are required for most services, though preventive care, including well-child visits, teeth cleanings and vision screenings are fully covered.
Families may apply online at www.CoverKids.com or by calling (866) 620-8864.
CoverKids is a program of Cover Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam's initiative to address the health care needs of Tennessee's uninsured. CoverTennessee offers three other programs, including CoverTN, a limited benefit health plan for the working uninsured. AccessTN offers comprehensive health insurance for those who are uninsurable due to pre-existing medical conditions and CoverRx provides access to affordable prescriptions for Tennesseans who lack pharmacy benefits. For more information about any of the Cover Tennessee programs, visit www.CoverTN.gov
or call 1-866-COVERTN (1-866-268-3786).