TennCare completes yearlong unwinding, more than 508K deemed ineligible so far



(The Center Square) – More than 63,000 eligibility checks are still pending but more than 967,000 individuals are renewed and nearly 508,000 are ineligible following the full year review of TennCare cases.

The analysis of more than 1.5 million members comes after the federal COVID-19 pandemic eligibility check pause between March 2020 to March 31, 2023.

As of May, the state had 1.5 million enrolled in some area of coverage, down from a peak of 1.8 million last summer.

Of those deemed ineligible, more than 325,000 failed to return the renewal packet while 142,000 were deemed ineligible and referred to the federal marketplace.

TennCare says that enrollment jumped more than 25% during the pandemic pause.

TennCare broke down post-pandemic renewals, saying that more than 600,000 children up to age 19 renewed while nearly 158,000 were deemed ineligible and 31,637 are still pending.

Of those ages 19 to 64, nearly 293,000 were renewed while more than 307,000 were deemed ineligible and 23,129 are still pending.

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