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Showing posts from November 9, 2014

5 Steps to #GetCovered by the #ACA beginning Nov 15

5 easy ways to get ready This weekend, you’ll be able to sign up for 2015 health coverage through the Marketplace. Open Enrollment begins on  November 15th  this year. Here are 5 ways you can get ready right now: Download this checklist  to make sure you have all the documents you’ll need. Find out if you could  qualify for premium tax credits and other savings  this year. See new  2015 Marketplace plans and prices  before you apply. Find someone in your community  who can sit down with you to answer your questions before you fill out an application. Sign up for text message alerts . We’ll send you updates and reminders so you don’t miss important deadlines. Millions of Americans are already benefiting from Marketplace coverage. We want to make sure you join them. The Team Enroll by  December 15th  and coverage can begin on  January 1st, 2015 . Be sure to check out our Health Care Reform Tab for resources for families raising children w

#Medicaid #Waiver #Transition Plans - November 18 Conference Call, Webinar

Indiana is approaching 20,000 Hoosiers supported by the Family Supports (FS) Waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  These programs, known federally as the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver program, have new federal rules designed to address how well people are integrated into their communities.  Indiana’s Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Servcies (DDRS) and the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) have developed two transition documents outlining Indiana’s plans to meet HCBS rules for both the FSW and CIH Waivers.  The transition plans include information about Indiana’s assessment process to date, plans for continuing assessments, how compliance will be identified, and the strategies to be utilized to come into compliance with the HCBS rules.  The plans for both waivers will be submitted to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no later than  December 31, 2014  and are available for review at the follo

Time for a #Health Insurance Check Up

Now is the time to take a closer look your health care needs and options. If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance and haven't looked at the Marketplace, open enrollment is the time to look. During “open enrollment” you can purchase private health insurance coverage through the marketplace in each state. Low and moderate income people may be eligible for help to pay for the health insurance coverage. People who have affordable employer provided health insurance or are already covered by Medicaid or Medicare cannot receive financial help paying for private health insurance coverage. People who lose their health insurance may also be able to sign up for new coverage during a special enrollment period. Do you already have health insurance through the Marketplace?  If you do, you must re-enroll every year or you will be automatically re-enrolled. It is also important to report any changes to your income to the marketplace.  This is