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State wants parents to know about CoverKids

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state wants to make sure parents are aware of Tennessee's low-cost, comprehensive health insurance plan for children.

Information about CoverKids will be going home with school children throughout the state in their back-to-school packets.

The program provides coverage for everything from physician visits to hospitalizations to dental and vision care. It is available to families earning less than 250% of the federal poverty level. That means for a family of 4 to qualify, they must earn less than $55,875.

CoverKids members have no monthly premiums or annual deductibles and do not have to pay a co-pay for regular check-ups or vaccinations. Members are required to pay a co-pay for some medical services and prescription drugs.

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