The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is adding all those remaining and found eligible on the Healthy Indiana Plan list to the plan for 2014. Room will still be available in the innovative health coverage program for around 17,000 additional low-income Hoosiers.
More than 50,000 Hoosiers had been on the program’s waitlist. Changes are coming to the Healthy Indiana Plan in 2014 – most notably, residents whose incomes put them at or below the federal poverty level. FSSA instructed these residents to reapply by the end of November if they believed they were still eligible and if they were still interested in coverage under HIP. Less than 5,000 reapplied and approximately 3,400 met the new eligibility standards and were invited to enroll in the plan.
Those who did not reapply may now be covered under new marketplace subsidized federal policies, or they may have obtained other health coverage since they first applied, such as through a workplace or a different Medicaid category.