Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)

The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) is a program sponsored by the state of Indiana that provides a more affordable healthcare choice to thousands of otherwise uninsured individuals throughout Indiana. HIP provides health insurance for uninsured Hoosiers between the ages of 19 and 64 who meet the income guidelines, and are not  otherwise eligible for Medicaid. See the Eligibility Guide on the member website for income guidelines. Unlike many other government-sponsored programs, parents and childless adults can participate. Participants are required to make monthly contributions toward coverage.

HIP members are given member ID cards through the health insurance plans once their coverage is effective. Although HIP eligibility information is available through the plans, and the plans are the best source to check eligibility and covered services or prior authorizations, limited information is also available in the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) Eligibility Verification Systems (EVS). EVS provides the following eligibility information for HIP members:

  • Verification of member eligibility under HIP
  • The telephone number for the member's health plan to obtain benefit information

HIP does not cover pregnancy care. Members who become pregnant must fill out a Report of Change in Child/Family Status form and submit proof of pregnancy to become eligible for Hoosier Healthwise.

Providers must be contracted with a HIP Plan in addition to being an IHCP-enrolled provider to be reimbursed for covered services rendered to most HIP members. (See the Become a Provider page on this website.)

Additional Information

The following health plans are contracted with the state of Indiana to serve the Healthy Indiana Plan population:

Healthy Indiana Plan Insurers

For more information or questions about the Healthy Indiana Plan insurers, please contact them directly. See the IHCP Quick Reference Guide for contact information.

For Healthy Indiana Plan forms see the Forms page of this website.

HIP pharmacy benefits are managed by Catamaran Corporation. For pharmacy information, see the Pharmacy Services quick link on this website.

Additional information about the HIP program is also available in Chapter 2 of the IHCP Provider Manual and on the HIP website.