CoverKids

CoverKids Eligibility

CoverKids is designed for uninsured children age 18 and younger whose families earn within 250 percent of the federal poverty level ($59,625 annually for a family of four). See the income guidelines for more information. Additionally, pregnant women who meet other eligibility criteria can receive maternity coverage through CoverKids.

Children can get this coverage if:
  • They are under 19 years of age on the date of application.
  • They are Tennessee residents.
  • They do not have access to state-sponsored health insurance.
  • They are not eligible for or enrolled in TennCare. This is not TennCare. Applications are first reviewed for possible TennCare eligibility. If it appears that a child may be eligible for TennCare, the applicant will be asked to complete an application through the marketplace at www.healthcare.gov
  • They are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens. Examples of documents to prove qualified alien status include: Form I-551 or Form I-94. This requirement only applies to children not pregnant women.
  • CoverKids must be your only health plan. To get benefits, your child cannot be part of any other plan. You cannot use CoverKids as a second health plan.
Pregnant women can get this coverage if:
  • They are Tennessee residents.
  • They do not have access to state-sponsored health insurance.
  • They are not eligible or enrolled in TennCare.
  • They are at or below the CoverKids income limit.
  • If you are a pregnant woman no immigration documents are required.
  • Pregnant women can get prenatal services through CoverKids regardless of their immigration status.
  • CoverKids covers pregnant women who do not have maternity health benefits. If you have another health plan with maternity benefits, you cannot be part of CoverKids.
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