MDwise Marketplace expands its Health Insurance Marketplace services to 71 Indiana counties

12/12/2013
 
INDIANAPOLIS – MDwise, Indiana’s only nonprofit health insurance company focused on serving uninsured and underinsured Hoosiers, today announced its MDwise Marketplace services will be expanding to cover 71 counties across Indiana. Originally launched in 45 counties, the MDwise Marketplace has received approval from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand and meet the growing needs of Hoosiers.
 
“We are excited to expand our coverage in Indiana with our Marketplace health plan and provide insurance options for more individuals and families in our state,” said Charlotte MacBeth, president of MDwise. “As a nonprofit, we understand the needs of Hoosiers, and we are committed to providing the industry’s best assistance needed to guide them through the decision-making process and help them understand their health plan options.”
 
MDwise is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace and through MDwise Marketplace, the company offers Bronze, Silver and Gold products to ensure Indiana residents have a variety of options to best meet their health insurance needs. Products range from $124–$221 per month for a child up to 20 years old to $223–$395 per month for a 30-year-old non-smoker and $696–$1,232 per month for a family of four with two adults and two children. Those enrollees eligible for subsidies to offset the cost can calculate their options directly on the MDwise Marketplace site.
 
In contrast to the narrow network approach of other Indiana Marketplace plans, MDwise offers a large network that includes Indiana’s top-ranked hospitals and physicians from Eskenazi Health, Indiana University Health, Franciscan Alliance, St. Vincent Health and other hospitals, and offers the ability to choose from a wide variety of doctors, hospitals and pharmacies conveniently located close to home – and which are now even closer.
 
For more information on the MDwise Marketplace and to see which hospitals, doctors and pharmacies are in network, visit MDwiseMarketplace.org. We also have staff available throughout the State and in our call center that stand ready to assist Hoosiers understand their options under the Marketplace and find a plan that works best for them.

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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 MDwise.org.