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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 HealthCare.gov 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 with special health care needs:
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#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 followin…

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 a good time to check …