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Showing posts from September 22, 2013

New ACA resources

Family Voices shares the following announcement from DDRS: The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has posted a State of Indiana Affordable Care Act Communication Directory to the DDRS’  homepage  to assist individuals who  may have questions regarding the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The directory  lists contact information and websites for various state and federal programs related to the  Affordable Care Act. The State has also launched a new  Health Care Reform website  this week. The website provides  an easy way for individuals to determine if they may be eligible for coverage programs through  the state (such as Medicaid) or will direct them to the federal Marketplace to explore their  options purchase health insurance.  There is also a link to the federal health care  website  and a document library with additional information on the Affordable Care Act implementation in  Indiana. Family Voices Indiana

OMPP announces changes to Indiana Medicaid eligibility

Family Voices Indiana shares the following bulletin from the state. You can access the entire bulletin at As required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) will implement changes to Indiana Medicaid eligibility. Open enrollment for Indiana Medicaid and the Health Insurance  Marketplace begins in October 2013, leading up to full implementation of the federal healthcare reform law on January 1, 2014.  Streamlined application  Beginning in October, Indiana Medicaid will use the Indiana Application for Health Coverage for all Indiana Medicaid programs except the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). HIP will continue to use a separate application unique to that program. Individuals may apply for Indiana Medicaid through the Internet, by mail, or over the telephone. Additionally, applications for food stamps (SNAP) and cash assistance (TANF) will now be separ