The Arc Insurance Project Manager Joins in Autism Speaks Goes to Washington 2015

As part of The Arc’s collaboration with various disability organizations, Michele Trivedi, Manager of The Arc Insurance Project, joined 5 other advocates from Indiana at the invitation-only Autism Speaks Leadership Summit the week of June 15, 2015. Autism Leaders from across the nation were invited by Autism Speaks to attend the 2-day leadership conference that… Read More

FAQ Regarding the Anthem / ABA Class Action Lawsuit

The Arc of Indiana strives to provide families with accurate, up to date information regarding issues faced by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, including persons with autism spectrum disorders.  The autism and ABA related class action lawsuit filed against Anthem has been in the news and discussed on social media.… Read More

The Arc News in Indiana, Spring 2015

Read the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter, The Arc News in Indiana – Spring 2015.   Articles include: Announcing the Erskine Green Training Institute State Budget Makes Investment in People with Disabilities Vocational Rehabilitation Changes to Spur Employment Options, Opportunities Legislative Wrap-Up Action Needed to Address Federal Budget, Impact on People with I/DD and… Read More

Naming of the Erskine Green Training Institute

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is pleased to announce that the postsecondary training institute for people with disabilities, under construction in Muncie, Indiana, has been named the Erskine Green Training Institute in honor of Carl Erskine and Steve Green and their families. This one-of-a-kind program will provide vocational training for a variety of jobs in… Read More

Federal Approval Received for HIP 2.0

Indiana has received approval to provide health care coverage to uninsured Hoosiers through an updated version of the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0, instead of Medicaid. The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin February 1.  With this approval, Indiana will end traditional Medicaid… Read More

FSSA Announces Contractors for Medicaid Managed Care Program – Hoosier Care Connect

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) has selected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, MDwise, Inc. and Managed Health Services of Indiana, to provide coordinated healthcare services to the approximately 84,000 aged, blind and disabled Medicaid enrollees who will qualify for the new Hoosier Care Connect program starting next year. FSSA is currently… Read More

New Federal Rule Change Offers Opportunity – State Wide Medicaid Waiver Transition Plans Open for Public Comment

by John Dickerson, Executive Director, The Arc of Indiana Indiana is approaching 20,000 Hoosiers supported by the Family Supports (FS) Waiver and Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver.  These programs, known federally as the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Medicaid Waiver program, have new federal rules designed to address how well people are integrated into… Read More

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