Are you ready to quit using tobacco? CareSource® is here to help!
Using tobacco in any form can harm your health. It can even cause diseases that can lead to death. CareSource helps members stop using tobacco. We also offer rewards for taking part in Quit Now Indiana. Just call 1-800-7884-8669.
Through Quit Now Indiana, you will have access to:
- A free and confidential Quit Coach
- Online tools and resources
- Your own quit guide
Quit Now Indiana can help you take the next steps to quit using:
- Chewing Tobacco
How Does CareSource Help Members Stop Using Tobacco?
You can also use covered benefits and services to help stop using tobacco. These benefits include:
- Web-based education and tools
- Behavioral counseling
- Support from a Case Manager
Members can earn rewards for getting help to quit tobacco.
CareSource Rewards for Quitting Tobacco Use
|Tobacco Cessation Activity||Reward Amount||Plan|
|1st call with Indiana Tobacco Quitline Coach||$35|
|3rd call with your Quit Coach||$10||HIP and HHW|
|5th call with your Quit Coach||$10||HIP and HHW|
|Starting medicine to help you quit*|
(Talk to your doctor to get a prescription)
|Continuing prescribed medicines to help you quit*||Up to $60||HIP|
|See a counselor to help you quit smoking or using tobacco products*||$30||HIP|
|Continuing counseling for up to 6 weeks*||$20||HIP|
|Complete online courses through MyHealth**||Up to $15||HIP|
|Total Reward Amount (HIP):||$200|
HIP – Healthy Indiana Plan
HHW – Hoosier Healthwise
Rewards based on claims are recorded once claims are submitted by providers and processed by CareSource. It can take a few weeks to show rewards for these activities in your MyHealth Account.
*Be sure to talk with your doctor about quitting tobacco use. Your doctor can help explain what medications and/or counseling are the best fit for you.
**You can access online tools and rewards information at MyHealth. Go to My.caresource.com® and click the MyHealth icon under “My Plan” to get started.
If you are a HIP member and a tobacco user, you will be charged an extra 50 percent on your POWER Account Contribution (PAC) each month. This will start after being in HIP for 12 months. This is called a tobacco surcharge. A tobacco user is someone who uses tobacco four or more times a week for at least 6 months. This includes chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, snuff and vaping.
Tell us that you use tobacco on your application or call Member Services to let us know. There are tobacco use questions on the Health Needs Screening. These answers will not impact your PAC.
Rewards for Stopping Tobacco Use
CareSource offers you rewards when you stop smoking. Learn more at Tobacco Cessation and Substance Use Rewards.
Tobacco Surcharge Questions and Answers
Q: When does the 50 percent tobacco surcharge get added to my PAC?
A: The first tobacco surcharge is added to PAC invoices. This starts in the following January for members who have used tobacco for 12 months.
Q: How do I stop the surcharge once it gets added to my PAC?
A: Call Member Services anytime or the enrollment broker between November 1 and December 15 to let us know you have quit using tobacco This will stop the surcharge for the following January.
CareSource: 1-844-607-2829 (TTY: 1-800-743-3333 or 711)
Enrollment Broker: 1-877-438-4479 (GET-HIP9)
The State may check member claims about their tobacco use. Contact Member Services anytime to report that you have stopped using tobacco.
Learn about programs that can help you quit. Call Member Services at: 1-844-607-2829 (TTY: 1-800-743-3333 or 711).
Are You Pregnant and Interested in Quitting Tobacco Use?
IN Quit Line can help!
Learn more about the importance of quitting smoking while pregnant here.
The IN Quitline will also help youth ages 13-17 who are ready to quit. Learn more here at quitnowindiana.com.
Call Member Services at 1-844-607-2829 (TTY: 1-800-743-3333 or 711).
It’s never too late to quit using tobacco and enjoy a healthier life!