AP-Bright Health recently announced details of its 2020 individual and family plans and Medicare Advantage plans in Tennessee.

Bright Health is continuing its collaborations with the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TriStar Health in Nashville and Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, where they will offer Medicare Advantage plans for the first time.

The company has received regulatory approval from the Tennessee Department of Insurance and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to offer health plans during this fall’s open enrollment period.

Bright Health Medicare Advantage plans will be available beginning Oct. 15, and individual and family plans will be available for purchase beginning November 1st.

Eligible counties include several in the Lakeway Area: Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and Hamblen.

Bright Health’s model features proprietary Care Partner Networks developed specifically for Tennessee residents based on several criteria, including comprehensive care across specialties, geographic reach, quality of care and operational efficiency.

Working in close collaboration with doctors in its Care Partner Networks, Bright Health is able to engage proactively with members, including those with high-risk or chronic conditions, to improve health outcomes and reduce costs through coordinated, in-network care. For members, this translates into a more personalized and affordable patient experience, including lower out-of-pocket costs, fewer readmissions and emergency room visits, a reduction in duplicate testing, and referral-free specialist visits

For consumers who qualify for federal subsidies, many plans are available at little to no premium cost to the individual.

Bright Health plans will be available to Tennessee residents in qualifying counties via the website, BrightHealthplan.com, call center and broker partners. Individual and family plans will also be available on the HealthCare.gov website and Medicare Advantage plans will be available at Medicare.gov.