Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has provided an update concerning the status of the HIP Employer Benefit Link, aka “HIP Link.” So far, more than two dozen Indiana businesses have been approved to offer HIP Link to their employees. These businesses are located all around the state, ranging in size from large employers to small and represent various industries from restaurants to health care.
As a reminder, HIP Link is the portion of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0) that helps working Hoosiers who meet the income requirements afford the cost of enrolling in their employers’ health plans. HIP participants now have a choice of enrolling in HIP or their employer’s plan through HIP Link. HIP Link also helps businesses provide a more affordable way for their employees to have commercial health coverage. It can help reduce staff turnover and help businesses meet participation requirements for their health plans.
-Employers should consider HIP Link because it would allow more of their employees to take advantage of commercial health insurance benefits. HIP Link does not disrupt current employer-sponsored health insurance open enrollment periods and can be incorporated at any time with no cost to the employer.
-Employers interested in registering for HIP Link can learn more and/or register online by clicking here. Employer health plans are reviewed by the state to ensure they meet the minimum benefit requirements and are an affordable option for employees. Some insurance carriers offer pre-approved health plans that meet the benefits requirements of HIP Link.
-FOR MORE INFORMATION: Employers can also call 800-457-4584 or send questions toHIPLINK.ECT@fssa.in.gov.
For more information about HIP Link, please review the presentation given by Kayla Hsu, FSSA’s HIP Link Outreach Coordinator, at INARF’s November 2015 Quarterly Professional Interest Section Meeting. More information is also available in FSSA's online Frequently Asked Questions documentand HIP Link Quick Reference Guide.