Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Information Fair

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

December 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Location: Anthony Medical Center, 5717 S. Anthony Blvd.

Phone: 260.435.7107

Link: http://www.LutheranHealth.net

Event Description

December 8, 2011 Updated Dec 8, 2011 at 9:17 AM EDT

Area residents seeking health insurance coverage can apply for state-funded programs at the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) Information Fair, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. Organized by St. Joseph Hospital and Community Action of Northeast Indiana, the fair will take place at Anthony Medical Center, located at 5717 S. Anthony Blvd.

Participants are invited to ask questions to determine what each program includes. Assistance will also be available to complete the required paperwork and to apply for health insurance programs. If all necessary documentation is presented and forms are completed, residents can submit applications to determine if they qualify for HIP, Hoosier Healthwise, Medicaid or other programs. Completed applications from the fair will be submitted to the state. Spanish and Burmese interpreters may be available.

“Helping our community understand and access state-funded medical coverage reinforces St. Joe’s mission and Christian foundation,” said Eric Looper, CEO, St. Joseph Hospital. “Hosting the HIP event at Anthony Medical Center, which happens to be owned by St. Joe, furthers our efforts to extend a hand to individuals with limited healthcare. We are proud to partner with CANI to offer this service.”

The documentation requirements for these applications can be lengthy. Representatives will be on hand to expedite the entire process.

Applicants must bring specific information to apply for health insurance coverage. Each adult and child seeking coverage must provide a social security number, identification and proof of U.S. citizenship or immigration status.

Papers reflecting all money received in the home by the applicant, spouse and dependent children must also be provided. Potential income includes wages, self-employment income, child support, disability, unemployment or other benefits, and loans or contributions of any kind.

Medical documentation of pregnancy and proof of guardianship or power of attorney are also needed, if applicable.

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