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State legislation for the Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program (ILTCIP) referred to as Partnership was passed in 1987. Federal approval was received in December 1991 with the first Indiana Partnership policies available for sale in May 1993. The statute was modified in 1994 to allow a Partnership facility-only policy. In 1997, additional legislation provided funding for the Partnership program, moved the program to the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP), and allowed OMPP to establish reciprocity with other states' LTC Partnership programs. Other legislation in 1998 expanded the asset protection feature to include both dollar-for-dollar and total asset protection. Tax legislation was passed in 1999 providing a state tax deduction for premiums paid for Partnership policies beginning with tax year 2000.
The purpose of the ILTCIP is to:
Indiana residents can call 1-866-234-4582 to request a free information packet. Or visit www.longtermcareinsurance.in.gov .
1987 - Bi-partisan State legislation establishing the Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program
1991 - Federal approval received in December for Indiana's Medicaid State Plan Amendment
1993 - Adoption of final rules for Program policies; Governor Bayh held a press conference on May 17, 1993 announcing the availability of Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program policies
1994 - Program statute was amended to allow facility-only policies
1997 - Legislation moved the Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program to the Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning with state funding provided for the program. (Funding for the Program until 1998 was primarily through grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
1998 - Asset protection under the Program was expanded to include both dollar-for-dollar and total asset protection
1999 - Legislation passed providing a state tax deduction for premiums paid for Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program policies beginning with tax year 2000
2006 - Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA 2005) passed allowing additional states to implement Long Term Care Partnership Programs
2006 - The Indiana Long Term Care Insurance Program was moved to the Department of Insurance
2009 - April 1 - Indiana approved to join the National Reciprocity Compact for states with Partnership LTC programs