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Information about the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the nation’s health reform law enacted in March 2010 and continuing in 2018. Millions of families will qualify for free or low-cost healthcare insurance. Families with eligible income can still enroll and find affordable options, depending on their income. Enrollment begins for this year on November 1, 2017. We are now in our fifth enrollment period.

To learn more about how to get enrolled stop by and talk to one of our navigators at the Lentz Public Health Department.

When: Every Monday and Wednesday during open enrollment
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Lentz Public Health Center

For more information about how to get insurance in Tennessee please visit or call 1-844-644-5443.

Important dates for 2017-18 enrollment

November 1, 2017: Open Enrollment started - first day you can enroll in a 2018 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2018.

December 15, 2017: Last day to enroll for 2018

If you don’t enroll in a 2018 health insurance plan by December 15, 2017, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2018 unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period. (family change, loss of insurance or you have recently moved to the area)

Consumer Websites



Phone: 1-800-318-2596