State wants parents to know about CoverKids

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The state wants to make sure parents are aware of Tennessee's low-cost, comprehensive health insurance plan for children.

Information about CoverKids will be going home with school children throughout the state in their back-to-school packets.

The program provides coverage for everything from physician visits to hospitalizations to dental and vision care. It is available to families earning less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level. That means for a family of four to qualify, they must earn less than $55,875.

CoverKids members have no monthly premiums or annual deductibles and do not have to pay a co-pay for regular check-ups or vaccinations. Members are required to pay a co-pay for some medical services and prescription drugs.


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