What is Outreach & Enrollment?
Outreach & Enrollment is a national initiative to spread awareness about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), to increase the number of insured Americans. The ACA was passed by the Obama Administration in 2010, becoming law in 2013.
Why is having access to health insurance so important?
Insurance affords Hoosiers a financial blanket to obtain medical services. When a Hoosier does not have health insurance their ability to receive health care is limited due to financial burden.
Navigators are individuals licensed by the State of Indiana specifically to provide unbiased and free advisory services to all Hoosiers, to assist with enrollment into Medicaid. Many times these individuals are also Certified Application Counselors (CAC’s assist with MarketPlace) SHIP Counselors (Medicare enrollment) and Community Health Workers (CHW). They are often times found in Community Health Centers, Hospitals, Schools, etc.
The staff at IPHCA understands the importance of Hoosiers having access to health coverage and collaborates in all parts of the health care process. This includes providing training to navigators and other enrollment personnel and the community at large. Our Outreach & Enrollment division is committed to working with all Hoosiers to ensure that every Hoosier has access to affordable and comprehensive health coverage.
IPHCA Outreach & Enrollment is led by
Jenny Walden, Indiana Navigator, CAC, SHIP, CHW
Jenny Walden has over 20 years of benefit enrollment experience, including health, dental, retirement plans, and other employer benefit programs. In the last 10 years, Jenny has developed Outreach & Enrollment teams within Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Recent O&E resources
Find out more about our work below
On December 29, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, ended continuous Medicaid enrollment tied to the Federal COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE). This means that people enrolled in Medicaid will be required to submit current information about their household and income and meet eligibility requirements to stay enrolled in Medicaid, a process known as Medicaid Unwinding.
These pages provide all of the latest tools, information and updates to guide you through this process. Check out our dedicated Medicaid Unwinding page, for all the resources, updates and information you need.