CoverKids Eligibility

For more information on how to apply visit http://tn.gov/coverkids/topic/coverkids-application.

CoverKids provides health insurance for eligible children age 18 and younger and for eligible pregnant women.

Children

Children can get this coverage if:

  • They are under 19 years of age on the date of application;
  • They are Tennessee residents;
  • They are not eligible for or enrolled in TennCare;
  • They are U.S. citizens or qualified legal aliens. (Examples of documents to prove qualified alien status include Form I-551 or Form I-94); and
  • Their household income is at or below 250% of federal poverty level (FPL).

Note: CoverKids must be your only health plan. To get benefits, your child cannot be part of any other plan. You cannot use CoverKids as a second health plan.

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women can get this coverage if:

  • They are Tennessee residents;
  • They are not eligible for or enrolled in TennCare; and
  • Their household income is at or below 250% of federal poverty level (FPL). For an individual that is $30,150 per year. For a family of four that is $61,500 per year. For more information look at the last column on the Income Guidelines chart.

Note: If you are pregnant, no immigration documents are required. Also, CoverKids covers pregnant women who do not have maternity health benefits. If you have another health plan without maternity benefits, you can still qualify for CoverKids.