From Local Sources
JASPER -- Healthcare coverage can be easy to ignore - until you need it. “Hoosiers covered by the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Hoosier Healthwise, Medicaid and other Indiana health insurance programs must pay close attention to requests and requirements. Missing one notice can result in gaps or loss of coverage.” states Ammer Williams, Lead Navigator of Covering Kids & Families of TRI-CAP - a local program that helps Hoosiers sign up for and understand healthcare coverage programs. “Healthcare coverage – insurance - can be confusing. We want Hoosiers to know help is available.” Covering Kids & Families wants Hoosiers to know:
· If you do not have healthcare coverage or have questions about keeping your coverage, free unbiased help is available from Covering Kids & Families of Indiana and other community organizations.
· To keep your healthcare coverage, it is critical to respond to any requests for information (letters, postcards, etc.) and to follow plan requirements (Power Account payments, Gateway to Work reporting, change in income, change in address, etc.). Not responding by deadlines could result in gaps or loss of coverage.
· November 1 - December 15, 2018 Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) members can change their 2019 health plan regardless of when they enrolled or the date of their recertification.
· November 1 – December 15, 2018 is Marketplace Open Enrollment with coverage starting January 1, 2019. Consumers can enroll, or they can change plans.
TRI-CAP has Navigators to help you enroll in affordable health insurance. Our services are free and unbiased. You can go online to schedule an appointment at http://www.ckfindiana.org/Free-Insurance-Help/dwp#scheduler. Or call our local offices at:
Boonville – 812-897-0364, ext 123
Evansville – 812-428-2189, ext 3
Jasper – 812-482-2233, ext 145
Petersburg – 812-354-8721, ext 107
About Covering Kids & Families of Indiana
Covering Kids & Families of Indiana (CKF-IN) is a statewide, 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, or to schedule a local appointment visit www.ckfindiana.org
TRI-CAP’s health, housing, and education services change lives, empower families, and improve communities. To learn more, go to www.tri-cap.net or call 812-482-2233.