Business briefs – December 15

Opening available on the McCordsville Redevelopment Commission

MCCORDSVILLE — Are you interested in helping the town’s economic development efforts? The McCordsville Redevelopment Commission has an opening for one member beginning in January. Currently, the RDC is working with a consultant to begin the visioning and stakeholder process for a Town Center. They recently completed an overhaul of the Economic Development Plan and rolled out a new “Next Stop McCordsville” website, which features business-related issues. The RDC looks for ways to provide economic development and redevelopment within the town. If interested, please fill out the Committee Volunteer application and return to Tonya Galbraith at tgalbraith@mccordsville.org.

Hospice serving county celebrates 15 years

CARMEL – Guardian Angel Hospice celebrates its 15th anniversary this month. The facility provides end-of-life care to 30 Indiana counties including Hancock County.

In 2001, a group of hospice professionals calling themselves “The Founding Angels” came together to start a new organization based on the belief that they could provide higher quality hospice care than any other organization in central Indiana. The business, which has sites in Kokomo, Logansport, Lafayette and Carmel, guides its organization by the values of professionalism, teamwork, stewardship, integrity and service.

To learn more about Guardian Angel Hospice, visit guardianangelhospice.com or call 800-338-4043.

BMV announces holiday hours

INDIANAPOLIS – All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Dec. 23 through Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours Dec. 27.

In addition, branches will be closed Dec. 30 through Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year’s holiday. All branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours beginning Jan. 2.

For a complete list of branch locations and hours, visit mybmv.com.

Indiana HealthCare.gov enrollment rises by 19 percent

INDIANAPOLIS — More people have signed up for health coverage at HealthCare.gov this year than ever before – nearly 3.6 million nationally. What’s more impressive is that in Indiana, 58,255 have signed up for coverage – a 19 percent increase from a similar point last year.

“Such a strong start to open enrollment shows just how much people want health insurance and that they’re finding coverage they can afford when they visit HealthCare.gov,” said Lori Lodes, co-founder of Get America Covered.

Facts about Open Enrollment in Indiana:

  • Since Open Enrollment started Nov. 1, 58,255 Hoosiers have selected a plan through HealthCare.gov, with total sign-ups in Indiana up by 19 percent from last year.
  • Because of financial help, plans for 2018 are more affordable than ever before. Four in 10 people in Indiana who enrolled can find plans for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits.
  • Free confidential enrollment help is available if people in Indiana have questions or want to talk through their options with a trained professional.

Visit LocalHelp@HealthCare.gov to find in-person help in your community.

Reach out 24 hours a day to the HealthCare.gov call center at 1-800-318-2596. Trained experts can answer your questions and help you enroll.