Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hoosier Healthwise Open Enrollment

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is providing a special open enrollment period for Hoosier Healthwise members from November 15, 2016, through December 15, 2016. 

During this open enrollment period, Hoosier Healthwise members can choose to enroll with any one of the four health plans that will serve the program as of January 1, 2017 – Anthem, CareSource, MDwise, and Managed Health Services (MHS). All Hoosier Healthwise members will receive advance notice of the open enrollment time frame along with health plan summaries for the four health plan options. 

Current Hoosier Healthwise members, or the parents or guardians of current members, may elect to change health plans during this special open enrollment period or elect to remain with their current health plan.

If the member does not wish to choose a new health plan or does not make an election by the close of open enrollment, December 15, 2016, the member will remain with the health plan to which they are currently assigned. Members will not have another opportunity to change plans until the next open enrollment period occurs. Enrollment changes to new health plans will take effect January 1, 2017. 

The IHCP is making providers aware of the open enrollment period in case Hoosier Healthwise members ask providers about the open enrollment period. Members are being asked to:  Review the health plan summaries they receive in the mail to learn more about the different health plans and decide which is best for them. 
Call the Hoosier Healthwise Helpline by December 15, 2016, if the member wants to change plans effective January 1, 2017.
  Do nothing if the member is satisfied with his or her current health plan. 

Providers can refer members to the Hoosier Healthwise Helpline at 1-800-889-9949 to find out which health plan networks their providers participate in or for assistance with the open enrollment process. 

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