MHS Partners with Indiana Minority Health Coalition to Create Family Education Network for Members
MHS is partnering with the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) to develop an innovative in-person education network for those Indiana families who are MHS members.
The MHS Family Education Network (FEN) is being created through the IMHC and the organization’s 25 local minority health coalitions serving 29 counties across the State of Indiana. The Network will work to provide specialized education to Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) members on a variety of topics, such as the scope of health plan benefits, how to access care, as well as an overview of MHS programs and members’ rights and responsibilities.
“In this partnership with IMHC, we will continue to expand Hoosier Healthwise and Healthy Indiana Plan awareness and education in our ongoing efforts to better serve our MHS members,” said MHS CEO Patrick Rooney.
IMHC will designate staff to comprise the Network. These individuals will be trained to develop in-depth knowledge of the Hoosier Healthwise program and Healthy Indiana Plan. The Network team will work with individual members and groups to help clarify how plans work, how to take full advantage of plan benefits and how members can meet the plan’s financial, healthy behavior and personal responsibility requirements.
“We are certainly looking forward to this partnership with MHS to offer a new way for families throughout Indiana to learn more about the high-quality healthcare plans and benefits available to them,” said IMHC Vice President/COO Carl Ellison.
MHS will first direct its members to the IMHC corporate offices in Indianapolis, who will then assign each member to the appropriate IMHC local office to schedule and conduct the education and assistance sessions.