Apply for Medicaid
To apply for Medicaid, you will need to fill out and submit a
Medicaid application, also known as an Indiana Application for
Health Coverage form. Visit "Am I Eligible?" or the
eligibility guide to help you determine which application form
you will need to fill out and submit.
Once you submit your complete application, it will take about
45-90 days to determine if you are eligible. If you
are a pregnant woman, you may be able to receive medical care while
you wait for your application to be processed. Please refer
Eligibility for more info.
Indiana Applications for Health Coverage are processed
by the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), Division
of Family Resources (DFR). You can apply in person, on
the Internet, or by phone.
Apply in Person
To apply for Indiana Medicaid in
person, you need to locate a DFR office. To find a DFR office
near you, visit Find My Local DFR
Office. On that screen, either enter your ZIP code or
click on your county of residence..
To apply online, click Apply for Benefits.
You can also apply through the federal Health Insurance
Apply By Phone
To apply by phone, you should call
Information Required to Complete Medicaid
For all the people in your household you will need to know:
- Names and dates of birth;
- Social Security Numbers;
- Income from jobs or training;
- Benefits you get now (or got in the past), such as Social
Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), veteran's benefits,
or child support;
- Family and tax relationship information;
- If you are aged, blind, disabled, or receiving Medicare,
the amount of money in your checking accounts, savings accounts, or
other resources you own; and
- Payments for adult or child care health coverage and/or
medical benefits you currently have.
Go to the Find My Local DFR
Office website to get the specific application instructions
based on your county of residence.
Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
If your income is too high for Medicaid and you would like to
see your other health insurance options, you may visit the federal Health Insurance
Marketplace. Depending upon your income and family size,
you may qualify for a tax credit that can help you pay for the cost
of your health insurance.