Healthcare Coverage - Fall is the Time to Check
Healthcare coverage – insurance - can be confusing for consumers, and we want Hoosiers to know help is available. If you do not have healthcare coverage or have questions, free unbiased help is available from Covering Kids & Families of Indiana and other community organizations.
Fall is open enrollment time for health coverage and the federal Marketplace. This year the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) will also have a time during which enrollees can change their plans. “Just like the oil in your car, it is important to check your healthcare coverage status and make sure you are ready for the road and any healthcare needs.” states Michelle Pitcher, Pace’s Clinical Services Manager.
Covering Kids & Families of Pace Community Action Agency is part of a state-wide network that helps Hoosiers understand and sign up for Indiana and federal healthcare coverage programs. Covering Kids & Families wants Hoosiers to know:
Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have year-round enrollment.
Starting this year and annually thereafter, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) will offer consumers the opportunity to change their health plans between November 1 – December 15 regardless of when they enrolled or the date of their recertification.
Marketplace Open Enrollment is November 1 – December 15, 2017 with coverage starting January 1, 2018.
Covering Kids & Families of Pace advises consumers to do a healthcare coverage tune up to make sure they understand and maintain coverage. For more information, visit www.pacecaa.org or www.CKFindiana.org.
Pace Community Action Agency, Inc. is a private not-for-profit Community Action Agency established to provide support services to improve the community and encourage self-reliance. Services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.
Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring all Hoosiers have accessible healthcare coverage. CKF-IN promotes and facilitates healthcare coverage by building coalitions that enroll, educate, and support Hoosiers and by advocating for strong inclusive public policies. For more information, visit www.ckfindiana.org