Wellness insurance applications surging

February was by far the busiest month for the sixteen licensed navigators working at IU Overall health Bloomington Person Solutions’ areas in Bloomington, IU Health Morgan Hospital, IU Health Bedford Hospital and IU Wellness Paoli Hospital.

For the duration of that month, the navigators assisted 888 individuals apply for wellness insurance or rewards — 630 signed up for the Healthier Indiana Strategy 129 bought health insurance programs on the Indiana insurance marketplace 86 certified for Medicaid 37 competent for Hoosier Healthwise and 6 went to other plans. The 888 total is an 86 percent increase in excess of the subsequent busiest month — January.

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