HIP extension good news for thousands in Reid Health Service area
Federal approval for extending the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) for ten years is great news for the up to 10,000 Reid Health patients who participate in the plan, Reid officials say.
"This coverage is
critical, especially due to the increase number of current HIP consumers who
lost jobs and previous benefits because of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Sharrie
Harlin-Davis, Community Outreach Coordinator for Reid Health. Chris Knight,
Reid Health Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, notes that HIP also now provides
vision and dental options.
State numbers show that
more than 572,000 Indiana residents have HIP coverage, with officials saying
the number reflects an increase of about 100,000 believe related to the
pandemic causing job loss.
"HIP provides a vitally
important option for people who meet the guidelines to receive the coverage,"
Knight said. Patients with HIP represent an increasing percentage of Reid
Health system consumers, he said.
Indiana Plan is a health-insurance program for qualified adults. The plan is
offered by the State of Indiana. It pays for medical costs for members and
could even provide vision and dental coverage. It also rewards members for
taking better care of their health. The plan covers Hoosiers ages 19 to 64 who
meet specific income levels. See below if your 2020 income qualifies.
- Individuals with annual incomes up to $17,829 may qualify.
- Couples with annual incomes up to $24,078 may qualify.
- A family of four with an annual income of $36,590 may qualify.
Health accepts all four HIP/Medicaid plans: Anthem, CareSource, Managed Health
Services (MHS) and MDwise.
More information here: https://www.reidhealth.org/financial-assistance;
information about HIP or other coverage programs, contact ClaimAid: (765)