Individuals who are confused about how health insurance works or how to estimate out-of-pocket costs are more likely to avoid needed care, which is why the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and two additional Eskenazi Health Center locations will host a special opportunity for Central Indiana residents to learn about and sign up for various health coverage plans on Enroll Indianapolis Day on Saturday, Nov. 16.
With the open enrollment period for 2019 health insurance plans running from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, three Eskenazi Health locations will be open and available from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, to answer questions and help with the enrollment process. These locations are the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital at 720 Eskenazi Ave., Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor at 3840 N. Sherman Dr., and Eskenazi Health Center West 38th Street at 5515 W. 38th St. Free parking is available at each site.
Eskenazi Health has more than 100 certified application counselors available throughout the Eskenazi Health system to provide information and assistance for individuals and families helping them understand and select appropriate insurance coverage options.
During the open enrollment period which closes Dec. 15, people may walk into any of the Eskenazi Health Center or Sandra Eskenazi Mental Health Center sites located throughout Marion County, as well as the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, for assistance. Here’s a link to our locations: www.eskenazihealth.edu/locations.
Eskenazi Health also has a staff of certified application counselors available through a toll-free phone number – 1.855.202.1053 – to answer questions and provide assistance. The public can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive help.
In addition to providing financial counseling, Eskenazi Health will also provide assistance with Gateway to Work education, portal login, and hours reporting during Enroll Indianapolis Day. Gateway to Work is a part of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) that helps connect HIP members with job training, education, volunteer or work opportunities. For those members that are required to participate in the program, they will need to report the activity and the number of hours completed. During the Enroll Indianapolis Day, Eskenazi Health will have Gateway to Work partners on hand to help answer questions.
As always, if you are in need of a pediatrician for your child or a primary care physician for yourself or someone else, please call 317-880-7666 or visit www.eskenazihealth.edu/doctors.