Marketplace insurance open enrollment begins

Maury County helped lead the way for ambulance agencies by being the second established service in the state on November 1, 1967, with Maury Regional Medical Center assuming management in 1996. Currently, Maury Regional EMS is designated by the state as a Regional Medical Communications Center.

Open enrollment for Affordable Care Act Marketplace insurance plans began November 1 and Columbia's Maury Regional Medical Center is working to help families find the plans that a right for them.

Consumers who purchase health insurance through the Marketplace must enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage to take effect on Jan. 1, 2022.

Maury Regional Chief Financial Officer Charlie Brinkley communicated that it is important that consumers understand they must select a plan that covers their county of residence and must ensure their providers participate in the plan.

"Choosing the right plan helps consumers ensure they are able to see the provider of their choice,” Brinkley said. “Maury Regional Health has seven certified application counselors, who can assist residents in our area by answering questions about available plans and the enrollment process.”

Maury Regional Health entities participate in the following health insurance plans sold through the Marketplace for 2022:

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

  • United HealthCare

  • Bright Health

  • Oscar business plans

MRH entities include Maury Regional Medical Center, Marshall Medical Center, Wayne Medical Center, Lewis Health Center and Maury Regional Medical Group practices.

MRH does not participate in AmBetter of Tennessee, myCigna Health Connect or Oscar individual plans. MRH does not have a direct participation contract with Oscar; however, Oscar business plans access the Cigna network in Tennessee, while individual plans do not.

To schedule a meeting with one of MRH’s open enrollment financial counselors, call call (931) 381-1111, extension 7262 or email Appointment options include in-person (select locations), over-the-phone or WebEx.

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This article originally appeared on The Daily Herald: Marketplace insurance open enrollment begins