As the March 31 deadline for uninsured individuals to sign up for the Affordable Care Act or face a tax penalty fast approaches, the HealthTN bus will stop at several locations in Rutherford County to make the sign-up process easier.
“Many may not have signed up because they think the process to enroll is too difficult,” Jeff Pitta, HealthTN.com owner, said. “The purpose of this bus tour is to show people how easy the sign-up process can be and to emphasize that the deadline to enroll is less than two weeks away.”
Between 700,000-800,000 Tennesseans lack adequate health coverage. After March 31, uninsured persons will pay a tax penalty for 2014.
“Depending on income and subsidies, many may be eligible for great coverage at little to no out-of-pocket expense,” Pitta said.
HealthTN will provide free ice cream and popcorn, puzzles and games, and chances to win cash prices at tour stops. Licensed agents will be on hand to help individuals through the sign-up process.
“We want these events to be fun and educational and for families to leave these events with peace of mind for their future, knowing they’ve chosen the right plan for them,” Pitta said.
Uninsured individuals can also visit HeatlhTN.com or call (615) 224-8905 to sign up for an affordable health plan.
HealthTN.com is a subsidiary of Continental Health Alliance, an insurance broker firm located in Brentwood, TN. Continental Health Alliance was founded in 2007 and has expanded into 16 states, with satellite offices in Chattanooga, TN and Bowling Green, KY. The firm’s licensed agents assist individuals with Exchange, Medicare Advantage and other insurance policies.
Smyrna Shopping Center
291 N Lowry St., Smyrna
Wednesday, March 26, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Jackson Heights Plaza
800 NW Broad St., Suite 264, Murfreesboro
Wednesday, March 26, 4–6 p.m.
Stones River Mall
207A Stones River Mall Blvd., Murfreesboro
Thursday, March 27, Noon–2 p.m.
Georgetown Square Shop Center
1772 W Northfield Blvd., Murfreesboro
Friday, March 28, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
2910-D Church St., Murfreesboro
Friday, March 28, 4–6 p.m.