Thursday, March 21, 2019
Anthem Indiana Joins Indiana Legal Services to Provide Medicaid Consumers Access to Free Legal Services
From The Associated Press:
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana (Anthem) today announced the launch of a new medical-legal partnership pilot with Indiana Legal Services to improve the health and quality of life of Medicaid consumers in Central Indiana through free legal assistance. This first-of-its-kind partnership will offer legal counseling for issues with housing and utilities, income support, education and employment and family law, including guardianship, child support, child welfare and custody.
The program will be available to all Central Indiana Medicaid consumers, including those in the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), Hoosier Healthwise, Hoosier Care Connect and traditional Fee-For-Service.
“This program exemplifies Anthem’s commitment to not only providing healthcare services but also looking for innovative programs that help address other issues that impact health and quality of life,” said Dr. Kimberly Roop, Medicaid plan president at Anthem Indiana. “We know Medicaid consumers have a broad range of civil legal needs and providing access to attorney services will help remove a social barrier to their overall well-being.”
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This may be a wonderful benefit Anthem is offering. As a former LSO atty and director of a church-based free legal counseling service, I am delighted that so many more people in need of legal services will have access. Fingers crossed it accomplishes a very worthy goal.
Posted by: Jeff Rasley | Mar 22, 2019 7:40:46 AM