Kids & Families Council
Information you can use...
to bring to an enrollment center
of income: pay stubs from the last month, or a letter
from your employer saying how much you make in a
you or your children have insurance, bring in the
you are pregnant, you need a letter from a doctor
or nurse saying when your pregnancy started.
Social Security number and the Social Security numbers
for your children, or proof of immigration status.
GO ONLINE and check to see if you are eligible,
go to www.in.gov/qualcheck.
enrollment centers include:
of Family Resources, (DFR) 326-5870 or 879-5351
Care Center, 324-4646
710 Franklin, Michigan City, 872-6200.
Township Trustee, 325-0809
Communities of LaPorte County, 221-1559
Indiana Plan to help uninsured adults
Eligibility: Uninsured adult Hoosiers between 18-64 whose household
income is between 22-200% Federal Poverty Level. They cannot be
eligible for Medicaid or employer sponsored health insurance. They
must be uninsured for 6 months prior to applying. If the applicant
has children on Hoosier Healthwise/SCHIP and have been uninsured
for 6 months, they will meet eligibility. A family of four can make
up to $44,000 per year to be eligible.
Applications are now being accepted for eligible caregivers of children.
Plan: It is not an entitlement plan. There will be $500 preventive
care, then an $1,100 power account that a participant will make
monthly payments to (it is between 2-5% of total household income).
There is a $300,000 annual limit and $1 million lifetime limit.
The two plans are offered by Anthem and MDwise/Golden Rule. There
are no deductible or copays except if the ER is used for a non-emergency
The plan includes mental health services, medical and prescriptions.
Healthwise/SCHIP is an entitlement plan with the same income limits
for uninsured/underinsured children (up to 19 yrs) and pregnant
Kids Council History
LaPorte County coalition was formed in 2004 by a group of concerned
agencies to increase the number of eligible children enrolled in
Hoosier Healthwise. This work was expanded to include adults eligible for the Healthy Indiana Plan. An important goal is to build upon the family's
knowledge, experience and capacity to
sustain the enrollment and retention of their children in
Hoosier Healthwise,or themselves in the HIP program. Members of this Healthy Communities' council
work with the system to strengthen the safety net, increase the
number of enrollment sites, and simplify the enrollment/re-enrollment
objectives are accomplished by collaboratively working with
social service providers, school systems, the Division of Family
Resources, community leaders, public officials, business and private
sectors, media, etc. As changes unfold at the state level, the LaPorte County council will
proactively work to insure access to low/no cost health insurance
is consistently available for our low to moderate income families.
to and enrollment in low/no cost health insurance helps to insure
children receive appropriate and timely medical care. A well
student is a better student. A better student has a
to become a healthy, contributing, productive member of our community. Those who are uninsured are more likely
to go without needed health care, including treatment for chronic
illnesses. Lack of regular treatment for chronic conditions such
as diabetes can lead to serious and costly complications. Health
insurance is important - even when an individual is healthy.
become involved in the LaPorte County Covering Kids & Families
Council efforts, call Director Monica Cavinder at 219-221-1559.
TO THE FOLLOWING GENEROUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF
THIS IMPORTANT INITIATIVE: MDwise, Duneland Health Council, IU Health La Porte Hospital, and Managed Health Services.