Special Announcement: The Healthy Indiana Plan has been expanded
Governor Mike Pence recently announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP). The revised program (HIP 2.0) will both expand HIP and replace traditional Medicaid for all non-disabled Hoosiers ages 19-64. To learn more about HIP 2.0 or to see if you're eligible contact Claim Aid at (812) 238-4411 if you have any questions or concerns related to a transition to HIP 2.0.
Click the image to download our HIP 2.0 flyer.
Open enrollment for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace is now over, but you may still have options to get health coverage. Click here to learn more about your options.
Certified navigators can also help you through the options still available to you through ClaimAid, which you can learn about at www.claimaid.com. The local representative for ClaimAid is Betty Fagg, who can be reached at 812-238-7967. Betty's office is located at Union Hospital, so you will be able to meet with her in person should you choose to do so.
If you qualify for the special enrollment period, please remember Union Hospital and UAP Clinic have partnered with the MDwise Marketplace insurance plan, and is the exclusive provider for MDwise in Vigo and Vermillion counties. MDwise is an Indiana health insurance company that includes Indiana's top ranked doctors and hospitals that no other plan covers in-network, and close to home. This means that if you choose the MDwise Marketplace plan, you will have the ability to utilize Union Hospital services. MDwise is available to Vigo County residents through the Marketplace (HealthCare.gov). Residents of Park and Vermillion counties who wish to select MDwise for their insurance coverage can log on directly to the MDwise website at MDwiseMarketplace.org, or call 1-855-832-5937 to select the MDwise Marketplace insurance.
For our Illinois patients, Union Hospital will accept Blue Cross Blue Shield and Coventry insurance purchased from the Illinois Marketplace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be eligible to purchase health insurance through the Marketplace?
Most will be eligible to purchase private health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace as long as they:
Live in the United States
Are a U.S. citizen or national (or are lawfully present)
Are not currently incarcerated
What key dates do I need to remember?
Open enrollment for the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace ends February 15, 2015.
I have insurance through my employer. Does this affect me?
No. If you are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, you will not be affected.
Whether you qualify for the Marketplace will depend on what kind of coverage your employer offers. If your job-based coverage is considered "affordable" and meets minimum value, you won't be able to get lower costs on premiums or out-of-pocket costs in the Marketplace. This is true no matter what your income and family size are. Employer coverage is considered affordable if the employee's share of the annual premium for self-only coverage is no greater than 9.5% of annual household income.
What if I have Medicare?
Medicare isn't part of the Health Insurance Marketplace, so you don't need to do anything. You will not lose your Medicare coverage, and your benefits won't change. Click her for more information on Medicare.
Does Union Hospital and UAP Clinic accept insurance bought through the Marketplace?
Union Hospital and UAP Clinic have partnered with the MDwise Marketplace Insurance plan, and is the exclusive provider for MDwise in Vigo and Vermillion counties. MDwise is an Indiana-based nonprofit health care company. By choosing the MDwise Marketplace plan, you will have the ability to utilize Union Hospital services. Union Hospital also accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and Conventry insurance on the Illinois Marketplace Exchange.
Does Union Hospital and UAP Clinic accept Anthem health insurance?
Union Hospital and UAP Clinic do not accept the Indiana Anthem Marketplace Exchange insurance product. Union Hospital and UAP Clinic do accept employer-sponsored Anthem medical insurance, as well as some individual Anthem plans. Union Hospital accepts Anthem Medicare Replacement, Anthem Medicare Supplementary and Anthem Medicaid policies.
Click here to learn more about MDwise.