Can an employee or dependent have TennCare and State Group Health Insurance at the same time?

Dependents of employees on the State Group Health Insurance plan can also be eligible for TennCare coverage (see the TennCare website for eligibility requirements at http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/). The plan that the dependent is enrolled in first will be primary for paying claims. 

Employees who are eligible for State Group Health Insurance plan coverage are not eligible for TennCare coverage, even if they decide not to enroll in State Health Insurance.  New hire employees who are enrolled in TennCare when they are hired are responsible for contacting TennCare to cancel their coverage.    

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