- Associated Press - Friday, September 29, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - All three carriers offering health insurance through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace in Tennessee have signed agreements to provide coverage next year.

The Tennessee Department Commerce and Insurance says open enrollment will begin on Nov. 1.

The agency plans to hold its annual public meeting with health insurance companies in Nashville on Thursday. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna and Oscar Health are scheduled to present their coverage plans.

BlueCross BlueShield has said the cost of its plans are expected to rise by an average of 21 percent, while Cigma’s increases are expected to average 37 percent.

Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak is also the president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She sent a letter on the national group’s behalf on Friday to urge congressional action to stabilize health care markets.

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