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Tennessee Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Tennessee.

 

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov
www.eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Tennessee Human Rights Commission
615.741.5825
www.tn.gov/humanrights/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
www.tn.gov/humanserv/st_map_trc_ttap.html 

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Health Insurance

Tennessee Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800-318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Tennessee Department of Insurance
615.741.2693 or 888.416.0868
www.tn.gov/commerce/section/insurance

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Tennessee 
Tennessee Department of Insurance
615.741.2693 or 888.416.0868
www.tn.gov/finance/article/fa-benefits-cobra

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
CoverKids
866.CoverTN
www.tn.gov/coverkids

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/tn/index.html

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Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

TennCare
800-342-3145
www.tn.gov/tenncare/

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Tennessee CHOICES program
https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/long-term-services-supports/choices.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
877.801.0044
https://www.tn.gov/aging/our-programs/state-health-insurance-assistance-program–ship-.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Labor & Workforce Development
844.224.5818
www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/Claimants/appintro.html 

Agency: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Information and filing available at https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment.html. Claimants can use the “Jobs4TN” app to file weekly recertifications from a mobile device. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $275. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. Payments can be made via direct deposit or debit card. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants between two and three weeks after filing. Most claimants will be required to record and report at least three job search activities per week in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://www.tn.gov/workforce/unemployment/apply-for-benefits-redirect-2/what-to-expect-after-you-file/frequently-asked-questions.html and here: https://lwdsupport.tn.gov/hc/en-us/categories/200070604-Unemployment. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development can be reached by phone at 844-224-5818.

Updates related to Tennessee unemployment benefits and Covid-19: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html and https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/workforce/covid-19/faq/employees.html and https://lwdsupport.tn.gov/hc/en-us/articles/221825667-How-do-I-file-a-claim-for-Unemployment-Insurance-

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

T.C.A. § 56-7-2365 Health insurance coverage for clinical trials Group health policies will cover routine patient care costs, the costs associated with the provision of health care services, including drugs, medical devices, and services that would otherwise be covered under the plan or contract, if those drugs, medical devices, and services were not provided in connection with an approved clinical trial program, including health care services that are: typically provided absent a clinical trial; required solely for the provision of the drug, medical device or service; required for the clinically appropriate monitoring of the drug, medical device, or service; provided for the prevention of complication arising from the provision of the drug, medical device, or service; and needed for the reasonable and necessary care arising from the provision of the drug, medical device, or service, including the diagnosis or treatment of the complications. For an enrollee diagnosed with cancer and accepted into a Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, or Phase IV clinical trial for cancer, every health benefit plan that is issued, amended, delivered, or renewed in this state, shall provide coverage for all routine patient care costs related to the clinical trials, if the enrollee's treating physician, who is providing covered health care services to the enrollee under the enrollee's health benefit plan contract, recommends participation in the clinical trial after determining that participation in the clinical trial has a meaningful potential benefit to the enrollee. The treatment shall be provided in a clinical trial that either involves a drug that is exempt, under federal regulations, from new drug application; or is approved by the national institute of health, federal food and drug administration in the form of an investigational new drug application, federal department of defense or federal veteran’s administration. In the case of health care services provided by a participating provider, the payment rate shall be at the network negotiated rate, based on the member's plan design. In the case of a non-participating provider, the payment shall be at the rate that the member's plan would otherwise pay to a non-participating provider for the same services, less any applicable copayments and deductibles. (Current as of 6/3/2011)

http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/104/Bill/HB0837.pdf