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What Marketplace health insurance plans cover

All plans offered in the Marketplace cover the same set of essential health benefits. Every health plan must cover the following services: Ambulatory patient services (outpatient care you get without being admitted to a hospital)Emergency servicesHospitalization (like surgery and overnight stays)Pregnancy, maternity, and newborn care (both before and after birth)Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment (this includes counseling and psychotherapy)Prescription drugsRehabilitative and habilitative services and devices (services and devices to help people with injuries, disabilities, or chronic conditions gain or recover mental and physical skills)Laboratory servicesPreventive and wellness services and chronic disease managementPediatric services, including oral and vision care (but adult dental and vision coverage aren’t essential health benefits) Additional benefits Plans must also include the following benefits: Birth control coverageBreas…

Senate Enrolled Act 217 and Article 7 and IDEA

NOTE: This guidance document is in DRAFT FORM and is pending approval of Indiana State Board of Education.

The requirements under the dyslexia bill are separate from Article 7 requirements. SEA 217 is not a special education bill, although either the parent or the school may make a referral for evaluation under Article 7 at any time, even before completing a Level I or Level II screening.

The universal screener, because it is administered to all students in the applicable grades, can be administered to all students without requiring written parental consent. Because the Level I and Level II screenings are not administered to all students, written parental consent is required before administering these additional tests. This is consistent with the requirements of Article 7.

Under the dyslexia legislation, intervention and instructional services are provided to the student as needed, regardless of whether the parent provides consent for further screenings. The school may base this on th…

How to apply for the ACA if your income is too high for tax credits

If you're not eligible for lower costs on a health plan because your income is too high, you can still buy health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. To apply, create an account or log in to your existing account. You can also get insurance other ways — through a private insurance company, an online insurance seller, or an agent or broker. First: Do a quick check to see if you may saveTake one minute to see if your income falls in the range to qualify for savings. If it does, enrolling in a Marketplace plan is the only way to get savings on monthly premiums and other costs based on your income.Learn how to estimate your income and household size.Don't qualify for savings? Three other ways to buy a health planDirectly from an insurance company. You can contact any health insurance company and see plans available in your area. Many have websites that let you compare all plans they sell.Through an insurance agent or broker. Generally, agents work for a single heal…

Get help applying for health insurance

You can get help filling out your application 3 ways: by phone, with an in-person assister, or with an agent or broker. By phoneMarketplace Call Center. Call to ask a question, start or finish an application, compare plans, or enroll. Available every day, except certain holidays. In-person help in your communityFind local help. Search by your city and state or ZIP code to see a list of local people and organizations who can help you apply, pick a plan, and enroll. Some offer help in languages other than English, other specialized services, or in-person help. Health insurance agents & brokersAgents and brokers can help you enroll through the Health Insurance Marketplace or handle the whole process. Search for health insurance agents and brokers near you using our Find Local Help toolNEW: Using Find Local Help, you can also provide contact information and have an agent or broker contact you directly. FYI: Savings available only with Marketplace coverage No matter who helps you, yo…

FAQ about Public Charge Rules

We suggest families contact Indiana Legal Services, or another trusted legal resource when deciding to apply for programs affected by the current and proposed public charge rules.

Immigrants' and Language Rights Center Intake Line
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The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new rule that may affect some Lawful Permanent Residents who receive public benefits. Please see the attached flyers to learn more.

Public Charge FAQ by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd
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