Healthy Indiana Plan Gains Federal Approval
Updated: Dec 17, 2018
In 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels created the Health Indiana Plan (HIP) to provide health coverage for low-income adult Hoosiers. Eight years later, Governor Mike Pence expanded the program with a federal waiver to implement HIP as an alternative to traditional Medicaid expansion.
Recently, HIP received federal approval through December 2020. This will allow Indiana to continue providing health coverage for more than 400,000 low-income adults. Several administrative adjustments have been made to improve the plan’s efficiency. Also, federal approval allows Indiana to enhance HIP with up to $80 million in funding to support its efforts.
HIP is offered by the State of Indiana and pays for medical costs and can even provide vision and dental coverage. The program also awards members for taking better care of their health. HIP covers Indiana residents aged 19 to 64 who meet specific income levels. You can find additional information on the Indiana website for HIP.