HIP Health Plan Selection Period FAQs

Q: When is the HIP Health Plan Selection period?

A: The HIP open enrollment period is from November 1 to December 15.

Q: If I’m a MDwise HIP Member now, what do I need to do?

A: You don’t have to take any action to keep MDwise for next year.


Q: Sometimes I am unsure how to provide the best care for my family. Do you have ways to help me?

A: Yes. MDwise members have access to phone help and other programs. You can call a nurse 24 hours a day with questions. There are other programs for quitting tobacco, losing weight, having a healthy pregnancy and more.

Q: What is MDwiseREWARDS?

A: MDwiseREWARDS is a program that lets you earn FREE gift cards. Hoosier Healthwise and HIP members are automatically enrolled. You earn gift card dollars by completing simple activities such as signing up for myMDwise, answering questions about your health and getting an annual check-up.

Just for having MDwise, you’re automatically enrolled in our MDwiseREWARDS program.

You can earn points toward gift cards by doing things that are good for you such as:

  • Getting your annual check-ups
  • Seeing your dentist twice a year
  • Quitting smoking
  • Going to the gym
  • Plus more!

You can use your gift cards for all kind of things, like a gym membership, groceries, new clothes or diapers.

Click here to learn more about the HIP Rewards Program or the Hoosier Healthwise Rewards Program.

Q: What are MDwise Member Discounts?

A: MDwise has a discounts program called SAVEwise that offers discounts on food, gas, diapers, car maintenance, movies, theme parks, concert tickets, gym memberships and much more! The discounts are accessible online and also provides members with access to healthy recipes, fitness videos, stress management videos, nutrition and health care information. New discounts are added regularly as well so there’s something for everyone and it’s FREE for MDwise members.


SAVEwise offers valuable discounts for MDwise members!

MDwise is excited to bring you a new, members-only program that offers discounts on things you want and need, such as pizza, the zoo, movie tickets, car maintenance and gym memberships! There are also healthy recipes, workout videos, nutrition tips and health care information. It’s easy to use, either online or with the mobile app, and includes discounts near you or across the country.

To sign up, log in to your myMDwise account. Click the SAVEwise link under Quick Links or under My Benefits. 

Log in today to find the discounts you want!

After you sign up, you should get an email with more information about your account. If you don’t see the email, check in your Spam or Junk email folder. If you still don’t see the email, call MDwise customer service at 1-800-356-1204

Coming soon: The SAVEwise mobile app! It will notify you of nearby offers with automatic location updates and alerts.

To view our SAVEwise flyer, click here.

Q: How do I apply if I don’t have health coverage?

A: There are three ways to enroll:

Use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the "Health Plan Selection" page. The drop-down is labeled "If you know the health plan you want, please select it." Select "MDwise" as your health plan.

Select "Continue" to go to the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) enrollment website.


Q: When can I apply?

A: You can apply for Hoosier Healthwise and HIP anytime. It is important to get health coverage as soon as you can. You want to have coverage before you need it.

Q: What if I have HIP health coverage with a different health plan including Anthem, MHS or CareSource?

A: You can switch to MDwise during the selection period running from November 1 to December 15.

Call 1-877-GET-HIP-9 and say you want to switch to MDwise. This will be your health plan for 2021. Please note: you can’t change your health plan online. You can only do this by calling.

Q: Will I be able to go to the doctor I want?
A: Most likely, yes. MDwise has a large network of top doctors and hospitals. They are located all around Indiana.