County commissioners approve insurance agreement for jail inmates

Kosciusko County Courthouse. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

An agreement presented and approved on Tuesday will help inmates at the Kosciusko County Jail sign up for insurance coverage upon release.

Kosciusko County Jail Commander Shane Coney presented the agreement to the Kosciusko County Commissioner’s during their meeting yesterday morning. The agreement will help inmates get signed up for the Healthy Indiana Plan, so that when they are released, they have insurance to work with.

HIP 2.0 is a health-insurance program for qualified adults, according to the state website. The plan is offered by the state. It pays for medical costs for members and could even provide vision and dental coverage. It rewards members for taking better care of their health. The plan covers Hoosiers ages 19 to 64 who meet specific income levels.

Coney said the program is also looking to help out those involved with work release and those involved in the JCAP program. The agreement received unanimous approval.