East TN group helps people sign up for healthcare

An East Tennessee group is helping those who need a new health insurance plan sign up under the Affordable Care Act.

Knoxville Area Project Access held an informational walk through Monday in South Knoxville. The group has been hosting sessions around the community. They help walk people through the enrollment process, the potential plans, and the coverage they need.

"We can't direct people to a plan, but we can help them ask the questions that defines what kind of insurance plans they need and then you go through the different options, different plans that are available and they can match what their need is to a particular plan," said Walter Davis, executive director for the Tennessee healthcare campaign.

Volunteers and government aids say they are still having occasional problems with healthcare.gov, but they say it has gotten a lot better.

There will be several other events coming up in the next couple weeks.

Monday, November 25, 6:00 – 8:00pm
South Knoxville Community Center in Vestal
522 Old Maryville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
Representatives from the Federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will attend.

Tuesday, November 26, 4:30 – 8:30pm
Blount County Public Library
508 N Cusick Street
Maryville, TN 37804

Tuesday, December 3, 3:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, December 10, 3:00-7:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Roane State Community College Loudon County Center
100 W Broadway Street
Lenoir City, TN 37771

At those events, KAPA navigators will be able to answer questions about eligibility, enrollment rules and procedures for TennCare, CoverKids, and marketplace tax credits.

For more information on KAPA's community enrollment events contact Erin Hill at (865) 531-2766 or ehill@knoxdocs.org.


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