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Do I qualify for CoverKids?

Children 18 years-old or younger AND pregnant woman qualify for CoverKids if they are:
  • Residents of Tennessee
  • Ineligible for TennCare
  • Not receiving other health insurance through a family member for over 3 months (unless they are younger than 3 months.)
  • Not dependent(s) of state employees, K-12 teachers and full-time support staff.
  • Living with you
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or qualifying aliens
  • Pregnant women are eligible for maternity coverage
  • Have a qualifying income (see below for more information)

The household must have a qualifying income to receive CoverKids. Income limits are based on household size and age of the children you’re applying for as seen in the table below. There are three types of coverage:
  • If you make less than the the lower limit amounts in this table, your children are eligible for TennCare, not CoverKids. Please see the information for TennCare Medicaid and apply accordingly.
  • If you earn between the amounts in the table below, you are eligible to receive CoverKids for free (some co-payments may be required.)
  • If you earn more than the upper limit amounts in the table, your children can still get CoverKids but you will have to pay a monthly premium, approximately $239 per month.

Persons in Household Age birth to 1 Age 1 to 6 Age 6 to 19 Pregnant Women
1 $20,037 - $27,075 $14,405 - $27,075 $10,831 - $27,075 $20,037 - $27,075
2 $26,956 - $36,425 $19,379 - $36,425 $14,571 - $36,425 $26,956 - $36,425
3 $33,875 - $45,775 $24,353 - $45,775 $18,311 - $45,775 $33,875 - $45,775
4 $40,794 - $55,125 $29,328 - $55,125 $22,051 - $55,125 $40,794 - $55,125
5 $47,713 - $64,475 $34,302 - $64,475 $25,791 - $64,475 $47,713 - $64,475
6 $54,632 - $73,825 $39,276 - $73,825 $29,531 - $73,825 $54,632 - $73,825


Look Out
Even if you are over the income limits, you can still get CoverKids by paying a monthly premium. Visit the CoverKids website to find out how much you need to pay to be in the program.