February 11, 2003





HOUSE BILL No. 1632

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DIGEST OF HB 1632 (Updated February 5, 2003 4:30 PM - DI 77)



Citations Affected: IC 12-15.

Synopsis: Premiums for Medicaid buy-in program. Specifies that the office of Medicaid policy and planning's (office) calculation of an individual's personal needs allowance includes income in addition to federal Supplemental Security Income. Requires the office to adjust, at additional times to the annual review, the premium for working disabled persons to participate in the Medicaid buy-in program. Requires the office to adjust the premium upon verification of a change in the person's income or family size.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Welch, Becker




    January 16, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Health.
    February 10, 2003, reported _ Do Pass.






February 11, 2003

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1632



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning Medicaid.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 12-15-7-6; (03)HB1632.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 12-15-7-6 , AS ADDED BY P.L.294-2001, SECTION 4, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6. (a) If an individual described in section 1 of this chapter:
        (1) is a recipient of assistance under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program; and
        (2) receives an income that is less than the amount described in section 2 of this chapter;
the office shall pay to the individual an amount equal to the difference between the amount of the monthly allowance described in section 2 of this chapter and the amount of income, including assistance under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program received by the individual.
    (b) Money paid to an individual under subsection (a) is exempt from income eligibility consideration.
SOURCE: IC 12-15-32-6.5; (03)HB1632.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 12-15-32-6.5 , AS ADDED BY P.L.294-2001, SECTION 6, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE

JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 6.5. (a) If a resident of a facility:
        (1) is a recipient of assistance under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program; and
        (2) receives an income that is less than the amount described in section 6 of this chapter;
the office shall pay to the individual an amount equal to the difference between the amount of the monthly personal allowance described in section 6 of this chapter and the amount of income, including assistance under the federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program received by the individual.
    (b) Money paid to an individual under subsection (a) is exempt from income eligibility consideration.

SOURCE: IC 12-15-41-9; (03)HB1632.1.3. -->     SECTION 3. IC 12-15-41-9 , AS ADDED BY P.L.287-2001, SECTION 9, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]: Sec. 9. (a) The office shall annually review the amount of the premium that an individual is required to pay under section 8 of this chapter.
    (b) The office may increase the premium required under section 8 of this chapter only after conducting an annual review under subsection (a).
    (c) (b) In addition to the annual review required under subsection (a), the office shall decrease adjust the premium that an individual is required to pay under section 8 of this chapter if:
        (1) a change in the individual notifies the office of a change in individual's income or family size is verified; and
        (2) the sliding scale adopted under section 7 of this chapter applied to the individual's changed circumstances prescribes a premium for the individual that is lower than different from the premium the individual is paying.