Insurance co-op enters new agreements

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Community Health Alliance, Tennessee’s health insurance co-op has entered into collaborative agreements
with Covenant Health and Tennova Healthcare.

Community Health Alliance, created as part of the Affordable Care Act, is assembling its preferred provider network across the state, on target to roll out health plans for qualified individuals and small businesses in Tennessee beginning in October.  

Covenant Health, which includes Roane Medical Center in Harriman, and Tennova Healthcare serve the East Tennessee region.

In addition to Roane Medical Center, Covenant Health’s acute care hospitals include Fort Sanders Regional and Parkwest Medical Centers in Knoxville, Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown.

The health system also operates a psychiatric facility, Peninsula Hospital, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, in Blount County.

This agreement also provides CHA’s East Tennessee members with coverage to Tennova Healthcare’s six acute care hospitals, 25 ancillary centers and 36 employed medical groups representing more than 1,000 physicians.

Tennova’s six hospitals include Physicians Regional Medical Center, Turkey Creek Medical Center, North Knoxville Medical Center, Jefferson Memorial Hospital, LaFollette Medical Center and Newport Medical Center.

Enrollment opportunities in Community Health Alliance begin on Oct. 1, with policies becoming effective on Jan. 1, 2014. For more, visit www.chatn.org or call 888-415-3332.