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Showing posts from November 23, 2014

Happy #Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, Family Voices Indiana is thankful....... Thankful for our board and director who volunteer their time to support our work Thankful for our families and partner agencies who connect families who need our help Thankful for our family leaders who juggle the needs of their own children with special health care needs to support the needs of others Thankful for donors who support our efforts Won’t you consider a tax-deductible donation to let us know you’re thankful, too? Family Voices Indiana  attn: Humphrey CPA Group 445 N Pennsylvania St Ste 941 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 Paypal option available here: Happy Thanksgiving~ from our family to yours………

#ACA Resources

Here are some other ACA resources available from the Kaiser Family Foundation: Understanding Health Insurance: Consumer Resources Understanding Health Insurance: Consumer Resources ( Updated Web Page ) Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator ( Interactive ) Health Insurance Explained: The YouToons Have It Covered ( Video ) Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) Health Insurance Quiz ( Quiz ) Health Coverage, HIV & You ( Web Portal ) Analysis of 2015 Premium Changes in ACA Marketplaces ( Issue Brief ) Slide show on Medical and Prescription Drug Deductibles for Plans Offered in Federally Facilitated and Partnership Marketplaces for 2015 This Kaiser Family Foundation  slide show  provides an initial look at the deductibles for medical care and the specific deductibles applied to prescription drugs for the plans offered in the federally facilitated and partnership Marketplaces available on . The amounts are simple averages of the plans avail

Steps Consumers Need to Take When Switching #ACA Plans

Consumers who enrolled in marketplace coverage during 2014 need to take action during Open Enrollment (OE)2 to #StayCovered with the right amount of financial help and in a plan that meets their needs and budget. After walking through the  three simple steps to renewal , some consumers may decide to keep their current plan for 2015, and others may find and sign up for a different plan. For consumers switching plans for 2015, there are some important steps they need to take: Contact their 2014 issuer to inform them that they are not renewing their plan for 2015.  Doing so will let the issuer know that they decided to enroll in another plan. Update their payment settings with their issuer.  Consumers that opted to pay their premiums automatically (through auto-payment) should take this step to avoid duplicate billing. Here’s why these steps are important: Each marketplace issuer in states with a federally facilitated marketplace (FFM) will  not  receive any notification from t

#Hoosier Care Connect Program will provide coordinated #health care for #aged, #blind and #disabled individuals

Indianapolis (Nov. 26, 2014) – The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) today announced the selection of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MDwise, Inc. and Managed Health Services of Indiana, to provide coordinated healthcare services to the approximately 84,000 aged, blind and disabled Medicaid enrollees who will qualify for the new Hoosier Care Connect program starting next year. FSSA is currently targeting April 1, 2015, as the rollout date for the Hoosier Care Connect (HCC)coordinated care program, which will serve a portion of Indiana Medicaid's membership. Enrollees will include Medicaid recipients age 65 and over along with children and adults with blindness or a disability.  Individuals who are enrolled in Medicare and who reside in an institutional setting or are enrolled in a home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver will not be enrolled in HCC and will continue to receive benefits as they do today.  In developing Hoosier Care Conn