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Tennessee - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

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TennCare Program
Contact Tennessee area county medical assistance offices, or
Phone 1-800-669-1851 or (615) 741-8642

Tennessee offers several insurance option programs under the program named "Cover Tennessee." Cover Tennessee is not an entitlement program — it is voluntary health insurance coverage that is affordable to participants and affordable to the state.  For more information call:  1-866-COVERTN or visit

CoverKids - offers comprehensive health coverage to uninsured children in Tennessee, age 18 and under, and pregnant women.

AccessTN - provides a comprehensive health insurance plan for seriously ill adults who have been turned down by insurance companies.

CoverTN - partners the state, private employers and individuals to offer guaranteed, affordable basic health coverage for employees of  Tennessee's small businesses. Complete the qualification form to find out if your business qualifies.

CoverRx - offers affordable medication to low income, uninsured Tennesseans.

CoverRx provides access to an expanded drug list, continue providing mental health drugs and expand pharmacy assistance to other low-income adults ages 19 to 64. CoverRx has a mainly generic formulary of over 200 drugs, insulin and diabetic supplies, plus atypical antipsychotics and mood stabilizers for authorized participants.

Eligibility for CoverRx includes:

  • Tennessee resident (6 months)
  • U.S. citizen or qualified alien
  • Age 19 – 64
  • Uninsured or no access to pharmacy benefits
  • Household income of 250% FPL or less ($50,000 per year for a family of four)

There is a five-prescription limit (excluding insulin and diabetic supplies), along with a sliding scale for co- payments ranging from $3 to $15 based on income and the prescribed medication (brand or generic).

Mental Health Safety Net participants will be auto-enrolled in the program. Community Mental Health Agencies may authorize access to the CoverRx restricted formulary for other CoverRx applicants and participants.

Co-Pay Structure

  • Generics: $3
  • Brands: $5
  • All Others: Lesser of Discount, MAC or U&C
  • Generics: $6
  • Brands: $10
  • All Others: Lesser of Discount, MAC or U&C
  • Generics: Lesser of $10 or U&C
  • Brands: $15
  • All Others: Lesser of Discount, MAC or U&C

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