Lost coverage? ClaimAid may be able to help you
People who are uninsured or have recently lost coverage because of unemployment may qualify for other programs - and Reid Health's ClaimAid team is ready and may be able to help based on individual financial situations.
Any major "life-changing event" may make an individual eligible for other programs such as the Affordable Care Act marketplace or Medicaid, for example. "Through the various options available in Indiana and offerings from the marketplace, we can work with people to determine their best options," said Sharrie Harlin, Community Outreach Coordinator for Reid Health.
Because of the pandemic, the process is mostly being done through phone and mail. Possible options include:
- Qualifying for Medicaid because of loss of income
- Healthy Indiana Plan
- Qualifying Life Event for Affordable Care Act
Harlin noted that other provisions because of the pandemic have temporarily suspended premium and contribution requirements for some programs, including with Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The ClaimAid team can also help patients with questions about those changes.
Economic stimulus and supplemental unemployment benefits also do not count in income requirements for several program options.
"Anyone who has had a change with their coverage options should reach out - we have people who can help with the sometimes complex processes for keeping or obtaining health insurance coverage."
To reach ClaimAid, call (765) 983-3310.