Covering most health services that most Tennesseans need. 1st Quarter 2012


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Adding a spouse to CoverTN coverage

Spouses can be added to CoverTN coverage during the Open Enrollment period each year in October.

Outside of this period, spouses can be added or dropped by a qualifying event. Qualifying events include, but are not limited to:

  • Marriage (You must submit a signed Enrollment Form within 30 days of the marriage.)
  • Divorce or annulment
  • Death
  • Involuntary loss of health insurance coverage
  • Spouse becoming entitled to Medicare, or
  • Meeting the six (6) month go-bare requirement.

Please see your Member Handbook* for more information. Choose the Member Handbook you need online click here.


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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc., an Independent Licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

Call 1-888-887-3224, toll free, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ET, if you need help or need to speak with someone in another language. TDD/TTY users should call 1-866-591-2908. These services are free to enrollees. We do not allow unfair treatment in CoverTN. No one is treated in a different way because of race, color, birthplace, religion, language, sex, age, or disability. Do you think you've been treated unfairly? Do you have more questions or need more help? If you think you've been treated unfairly, call the Office of Non-Discrimination for free at 1-855-286-9085.

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