Covering Kids & Families of Indiana Newsletter   
September 14, 2023
The State of Coverage Policy Summit 2023
CKF Navigator Retreat

The CKF Retreat 2023 theme of a marathon reflected the current state of affairs for all Hoosiers involved with healthcare coverage programs. The Unwinding and Return to Normal Operations is “not a sprint, but a marathon”. Nearly 100 "runners" gathered at the Embassy Suites in Plainfield for three days of training, networking, sharing, and planning including several hours of DEI focused activities. This great team (pictured below) are committed to a strong second half of the marathon keeping Hoosiers covered. 
U.S. Census Bureau Insurance Coverage and Poverty Data

Twenty-seven states had a higher percentage of people with health insurance coverage in 2022 than in 2021 according to American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Indiana was one of 13 states where the gain in coverage was due to public coverage increases between 2021 and 2022.

There was an increase in the poverty rate for those age 65 and over in Indiana yet the percentage of households that received Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Indiana decreased. 
Coverage to Care – Roadmap to Better Care Animated Video Now Available!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released the Coverage to Care – Roadmap to Better Care Animated Video, which is designed to help beneficiaries make the most of their health care coverage.

This video guides people through each step of their health care journey, including:

  • Confirming coverage with the health plan;
  • Knowing the difference between primary and emergency care;
  • Finding a primary care provider that accepts the plan;
  • Making and preparing for a successful appointment; and
  • Filling prescriptions and scheduling follow-up visits.

To learn more about CMS OMH’s health equity-related initiatives, please visit
Beyond the Basics Fall Webinar Series

Beyond the Basics is hosting their annual fall webinar series in preparation for the 2024 Open Enrollment season. Webinar recordings and slides will be posted after the webinars on the Beyond the Basics website. All webinars are at 2pm ET.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Part I: Immigration-Related Eligibility for Health Coverage Programs
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Preventing and Resolving Data Matching Issues
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Plan Design
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Plan Selection Strategies
Thursday, October 12, 2023
The Auto Renewal Process
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Part II: Outreach and Application Processes to Support Enrollment of People Who are Immigrants and Their Families
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Tying It All Together
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Asistiendo a consumidores hispanos a obtener cobertura médica: consejos & mejores prácticas
Total Membership decreased in August.

With 2,109,521 members, there were 33,643, or -1.57%, fewer members in August 2023 than in July 2023.
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