Nearly 630,000 Hoosiers must take action to continue health coverage


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Hoosiers with health coverage through Hoosier Healthwise – that’s 629,749 children and pregnant women with low income – must take action every year to confirm they are still eligible.
Hoosier Healthwise is an Indiana Health Coverage Program that serves Hoosier children under the age of 19 and pregnant women. The State determines eligibility by household size and income, and eligibility must be confirmed annually to ensure ongoing coverage.
“In past years we’ve seen approximately one third of our Hoosier Healthwise membership renew in the first quarter, so we want to make sure everyone is reading their mail from the State and MDwise and following the instructions,” said Hollie Arruda, director of marketing for MDwise. “We want 100 percent of members to renew so that no one loses their health coverage.”
Outreach representatives throughout Indiana are available to answer questions at events listed here:
To determine whether their children are eligible for Hoosier Healthwise, parents can attend an outreach event in their area or contact the State at 1-800-403-0864.
To request that a MDwise outreach representative be present at a specific location, community event or faith community, please contact Nicki Gilbert at 317-822-7282.
About Hoosier Healthwise
Based on family income, children up to age 19 and pregnant women may be eligible for coverage. Hoosier Healthwise covers medical care like doctor visits, prescription medicine, mental health care, dental care, hospitalizations, surgeries and family planning at little or no cost to the member of the member’s family.

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About MDwise

MDwise is an Indiana-licensed nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to 300,000 Medicaid members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana.
MDwise is a provider-owned health plan with a large network of doctors, specialists and hospitals located throughout the state. By meeting the basic requirements of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA’s) rigorous standards for consumer protection and quality improvement, MDwise was awarded NCQA’s accreditation status of Accredited for service and clinical quality. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to their family and friends. For more information, visit