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Client Contact Forms Reminder!

Technically, yesterday was the last day to enter Beneficiary Contacts for the month October. But I forgot to send the reminder in a timely manner! Please always enter your reports, even if they are after the deadline. Even late entries count toward future reports! Please enter all client contacts, virtual or in person, at www.smpship.acl.gov. If… Read More »Client Contact Forms Reminder!

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Client Contacts/Media Forms Due Soon!

Wednesday, September 30, is the deadline to enter your Beneficiary Contacts for the month August, 2020 at www.smpship.acl.gov. If you’ve participated in any virtual/online events for SHIP or have done any type of media for SHIP, please create a report for each of those as well.  Don’t forget that we also now have the quick… Read More »Client Contacts/Media Forms Due Soon!

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STARS Reporting Time!

Monday, August 31 is the deadline to enter your Beneficiary Contacts for the month July, 2020 at www.smpship.acl.gov. If you’ve participated in any virtual/online events for SHIP or have done any type of media for SHIP, please create a report for each of those as well. Don’t forget that we also now have the quick… Read More »STARS Reporting Time!

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Want to learn how to use Zoom video chat for SHIP Counseling? Our very own Melanie Wilkinson and Ben Hudson created this tutorial specific to using Zoom for SHIP Counseling!

NEW!! Now you can browse all of our online forms and document in one place!

NEW! We have combined the full Navigation Guide into a searchable PDF document. You can search by keyword and jump ahead to the section you choose by clicking on the Table of Contents! 

It’s almost Open Enrollment! Please help the Call Center by taking #800 calls.

SHIP Contractors & Staff

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Ben Henriquez-Hudsonbhenriquezhudson@idoi.in.gov    (317) 437-0366       
Lorealee Moorelmship243@gmail.com(812) 342-1785   (317) 373-7553       
Sarah Reimmuthsarahship@thenewcreative.com    (317) 572-7726       
Megan Rogersmeganrogers506@gmail.com    (574) 323-7180       
Melissa Millermmillership5@gmail.com    (317) 501-1771       
Donna Vincentdvship85@gmail.com    (812) 216-1457       
Melanie Wilkinsonmwilkinsonship@gmail.com    (812) 686-2729       
Bruce Mullerbmship4331@gmail.com    (317) 283-4070       
Judy Gaineyjg10ship@gmail.com    (765) 418-1576       
Susan Spillysusangsl@aol.com(317) 359-2526   (317) 626-1454       
John Williamsjwilliams.ship@att.net    (765) 617-8668       
Deb Taylortaylordebra739@gmail.com      (260) 227-1840       
Office Staff:Work Personal       
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Cheryl St. Clair(317) 232-3640cstclair@idoi.in.gov(765) 393-0274(765) 278-0972       
Jessica Gronau(317) 232-3630jgronau@idoi.in.gov (270) 366-3510       
Rita Chambers(317) 232-3638rchambers@idoi.in.gov         
Elizabeth Hewitt(317) 232-3637ehewitt@idoi.in.gov (765) 313-2799       
Angela Kirk(317) 232-3636akirk@idoi.in.gov (317) 590-0412       
Nikayla Wilson(317) 232-3634nwilson2@idoi.in.gov (317) 828-3688       
Annette Matlock(317) 232-3633amatlock@idoi.in.gov (317) 653-7714       
Robin Pickard(317) 232-3632rpickard@idoi.in.gov (317) 647-0736       
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SHIP Office Phone Number: (800) 452-4800         
       
SHIP Office Fax Number: (317) 234-9633         
             
SHIP Office TTY Number: (317) 234-9634

Ben's Corner

Spring Update Training Announcement

Hello Counselors! I hope you are staying healthy and adjusting to an ever changing daily routine. As mentioned in yesterday’s email, all in-person Spring Update Training sessions are canceled. To allow us to continue our ongoing education efforts we have scheduled 5 WEBINAR training dates.   Please review the dates and let myself or Jessica… Read More »Spring Update Training Announcement

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Since the national emergency was declared on March 13, 2020, Medicare took action nationwide to aggressively respond to COVID-19. See all coverage changes and increased flexibilities to support beneficiaries since then in the fight against COVID-19.
If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, you have access to these same benefits. Medicare allows these plans to waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 lab tests. Many plans offer additional telehealth benefits and expanded benefits, like meal delivery or medical transport services. Check with your plan about your coverage and costs. Your State Health Insurance Assistance Program, called SHIP, can help you understand your coverage changes and navigate expanded options. In Indiana, call SHIP at (800) 452-4800, (866) 846-0139 TDD.

If you take insulin, you may be able to get Medicare drug coverage during Medicare Open Enrollment that offers savings on your insulin starting January 1, 2021. Some plans may offer a month’s supply of insulin for as low as $35.
Your local SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) can help you to find plans near you. In Indiana, call SHIP at (800) 452-4800, (866) 846-0139 TDD

The clock is running down on your chance to compare 2021 Medicare health & drug plans. Take time to review your current coverage and make sure your plan still works for you.
In Indiana, call SHIP at (800) 452-4800, (866) 846-0139 TDD for free, impartial assistance.

Starting November 10, Medicare beneficiaries can receive coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 with no cost-sharing during the Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS’ coverage of monoclonal antibody infusions applies to bamlanivimab, which received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA on November 9.
If you have questions about changes to your Medicare coverage due to the current COVID-19 PHE, in Indiana, call (800) 452-4800, (866) 846-0139 TDD

What is Medicare Part D? Let SHIP help you compare plans this Open Enrollment period to make sure you have the best plan for your prescription drug needs. (800) 452-4800, (866) 846-0139 TDD

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