Insurance

UAP Clinic and Union Hospital exclusively partner with MDwise to offer Marketplace insurance plans

TERRE HAUTE-March 17, 2014 - UAP Clinic and Union Hospital announced a partnership with the Indiana not-for-profit health insurance company MDwise. The partnership allows UAP Clinic and Union Hospital to serve as the exclusive providers for MDwise Marketplace insurance plans in both Vigo and Vermillion counties.

As part of the Affordable Care Act, many Hoosiers are now searching for a health insurance plan through the government Marketplace. With the open enrollment deadline of March 31 nearing, now is the time for those without insurance to make plan selections and avoid facing tax penalties.

"We are excited to offer our MDwise Marketplace health plans to residents of Vigo and Vermillion County," said Charlotte MacBeth, president of MDwise. "We understand the needs of Hoosiers and we are committed to providing the industry's best assistance needed to guide them through the decision-making process and help them understand their health plan options."

MDwise is Indiana's only not-for-profit health insurance company focused on giving uninsured and underserved Hoosiers the compassionate service and care they want and need. MDwise Marketplace plans include access to Indiana's top ranked doctors and hospitals that no other plans cover in network. By choosing a MDwise Marketplace plan, Hoosiers will have the ability to utilize both UAP Clinic and Union Hospital services. MDwise is the only provider that offers services at both of those locations.

The Marketplace (www.HealthCare.gov) is a resource center where individuals, families and small businesses can learn about health coverage options, compare health insurance plans based on costs, benefits and other important features, chose a plan and enroll in coverage. Certified navigators can help individuals through this process, and are available through ClaimAid. For more about ClaimAid, please visit www.claimaid.com.

The local representative for ClaimAid is Betty Fagg, who can be reached at 812-238-7967. Betty's office is located at Union Hospital and also welcomes in-person meetings.

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