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Community Health Network offers resources, enrollment assistance for uninsured in Indiana’s Health Insurance Marketplace

For release on October 18, 2013

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network, in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, has announced plans to assist the uninsured with enrollment in the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace. Under an agreement with Anthem, Community Health Network physicians, hospitals and facilities will serve as the primary provider network for Central Indiana residents who purchase an Anthem health benefits plan on the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace, or “exchange.”

 “Community Health Network is pleased to offer increased access to quality health care through the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace,” said Brian Schlagenhauf, vice president of managed care at Community. “We believe our partnership with Anthem allows those who need health insurance most to obtain the lowest cost plans. Licensed insurance brokers representing Anthem will be a critical component in the enrollment process and can help consumers find the right plan to meet their individual needs.”

 Enrollment can happen online, on the phone, or in-person, even at a caller’s home if that’s the most convenient option.

 To assist patients and health care consumers, Community is offering enrollment events through the remainder of the year at the following locations:

·         Community Hospital East, main lobby

October 22, November 19, December 10

·         Community Hospital North, main lobby

October 30, November 21, December 12

·         Community Westview Hospital, main lobby

November 14, December 5

·         Community Hospital South, main lobby

November 12, December 3

·         Community Howard Regional Hospital (Kokomo)

October 24, November 13, December 18

All events will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m.

Those who want to enroll for coverage during one of these sessions should bring the following: social security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants); employer and income information for every member of the household who needs coverage (pay stubs or W-2 forms—wage and tax statements); policy numbers of any current health insurance plans covering members of the household; and a completed Employer Coverage Tool for every job-based plan members of a household are eligible for (available on eCommunity.com/enroll).

The deadline for consumers to enroll in the Marketplace is December 15, for coverage beginning January 1, 2014. The final deadline to enroll is March 31, 2014. For more information on the Indiana Health Insurance Marketplace, visit:  eCommunity.com/enroll, or call (317) 883-5680, or 855-365-9300 (toll-free).

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes.  As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.  To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

 About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations