Healthcare Coverage – Fall is the Time to Check
Fort Wayne, IN – Fall is open enrollment time for employer 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 Amanda Chappell, program manager of Covering Kids & Families of Brightpoint which is part of a state-wide network that helps Hoosiers understand and sign up for Indiana and federal healthcare coverage programs. “Healthcare coverage – insurance- can be confusing for consumers. We want Hoosiers to know help is available.”
Covering Kids & Families wants Hoosiers to know:
- Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have year around 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.
- If you do not have healthcare coverage or have questions, free unbiased help is available from Covering Kids & Families of Brightpoint and other community organizations.
Covering Kids & Families of Brightpoint advises consumers to do a healthcare coverage tune up to make sure they understand and maintain coverage. To schedule an appointment with a licensed healthcare coverage Navigator, visit www.mybrightpoint.org/ckf or call 1-800-589-2264.
Brightpoint is a private, 501©(3) nonprofit organization serving more than 43,000 people across northeast Indiana. Through a wide range of programs, Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty. All Brightpoint services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, ancestry, or status as a veteran.
About Covering Kids & Families of Indiana
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.