Healthy Communities Aiding Community With Health Insurance Questions and Needs

Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition is assisting individuals with health insurance for the first time and they want the community to know about the completely free assistance that is offered in Frankfort.

Fall is open enrollment time for employer coverage and the federal Marketplace. This year the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) will also have 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 Susan Jo Thomas, Executive Director of Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, a state-wide nonprofit 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 Hoosier to know about the following programs that are available:

Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have year around enrollment.

Starting this year, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) will offer consumers the opportunity to change their health plans between November 1- December 15 regardless of when they are enrolled or the date of their recertification.

Marketplace Open Enrollment is November 1- December 15, 2017 with coverage starting January 1, 2018.

If you or your family do not have healthcare coverage or have questions, free unbiased help is available from Covering Kids & Families of Indiana located at Healthy Communities of Clinton County 1458 Oak St, Suite B Frankfort, Indiana.