Subject: CMS Announces $32 Million to Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Health Coverage

For Further Information Contact:

8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste. 460, Indianapolis, IN (Central Indiana Office)

850 N. Harrison, Warsaw, IN (Corporate Office)

317-536-4687

www.aspinchip.org

For Immediate Release

(Indianapolis, IN) – July 21, 2016 – Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will provide $32 million in awards to help 38 community organizations in 27 states enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. CHIP and Medicaid provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low to moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid or Marketplace as well.

As a recipient of a grant award, Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN) launched its ASPINCHIP program as part of the national campaign to get kids covered. “We want parents to know they can enroll their eligible children in CHIP or Medicaid at any time of the year – and parents themselves may be eligible for coverage as well,” says Monica McDonald, Assistant Director for ASPIN Children’s Health Insurance Program Enrollment project. “When parents can provide healthcare coverage for their children, they feel a sense of security and relief from the stress associated with being uninsured.”

“Statistics show that when children have health coverage, they are more likely to take advantage of preventive services, which leads to improved health and happier kids,” McDonald says.

In Indiana, children up to age 18 may be eligible for either Medicaid or CHIP if their family income is up to $60,750 (for a family of four in 2016). In some cases, family income can be even higher and children can still qualify. Medicaid and CHIP cover regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more.

Visit www.aspinchip.org or call 877-271-7890 to learn more about the ASPIN CHIP Enrollment Program or to request an appointment for a free information session.

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ASPIN, a 501(C) 3 not for profit network, operates four major service lines:behavioral health services, professional training and workforce development, grants management, and health improvement.The mission of ASPIN is to provide innovative educational programs, resource management, program development, and network management in collaboration with all healthcare entities to address health disparities and whole health management. ASPIN has been a CMS Navigator Enrollment provider since the ACA Marketplace began in 2013. ASPIN currently manages five different grant programs that provide free enrollment services by certified navigators throughout Indiana.


Subject: CMS Announces $32 Million to Help Get Eligible Children Enrolled in Health Coverage

For Further Information Contact:

8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd., Ste. 460, Indianapolis, IN (Central Indiana Office)

850 N. Harrison, Warsaw, IN (Corporate Office)

317-536-4687

www.aspinchip.org

For Immediate Release

(Indianapolis, IN) – July 21, 2016 – Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will provide $32 million in awards to help 38 community organizations in 27 states enroll eligible children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as part of the Connecting Kids to Coverage campaign. CHIP and Medicaid provide free or low-cost health coverage for children and teens in families with low to moderate incomes. Parents and other adults may qualify for Medicaid or Marketplace as well.

As a recipient of a grant award, Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN) launched its ASPINCHIP program as part of the national campaign to get kids covered. “We want parents to know they can enroll their eligible children in CHIP or Medicaid at any time of the year – and parents themselves may be eligible for coverage as well,” says Monica McDonald, Assistant Director for ASPIN Children’s Health Insurance Program Enrollment project. “When parents can provide healthcare coverage for their children, they feel a sense of security and relief from the stress associated with being uninsured.”

“Statistics show that when children have health coverage, they are more likely to take advantage of preventive services, which leads to improved health and happier kids,” McDonald says.

In Indiana, children up to age 19 may be eligible for either Medicaid or CHIP if their family income is up to $49,959 (for a family of four in 2016). In some cases, family income can be even higher and children can still qualify. Medicaid and CHIP cover regular check-ups, immunizations, doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, mental health services, prescriptions and more.

Visit www.aspinchip.org or call 877-271-7890 to learn more about the ASPIN CHIP Enrollment Program or to request an appointment for a free information session.

ASPIN, a 501(C) 3 not for profit network, operates four major service lines:behavioral health services, professional training and workforce development, grants management, and health improvement.The mission of ASPIN is to provide innovative educational programs, resource management, program development, and network management in collaboration with all healthcare entities to address health disparities and whole health management. ASPIN has been a CMS Navigator Enrollment provider since the ACA Marketplace began in 2013. ASPIN currently manages five different grant programs that provide free enrollment services by certified navigators throughout Indiana.