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The Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS)/ the Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA) program provides coverage to adults 42+ and seniors, without regard to immigration status.

This website provides information in addition to your member handbook. Your handbook explains all about the medical benefits program at Molina including covered services, our network of providers, the list of covered prescription drugs, your rights to written and oral translation services, how to file a complaint or appeal, and most importantly, how to contact us if you have any questions. 

Some services described in this member handbook will not be covered; some services may include copayments under the HBIA/HBIS program.  

If you have any questions about your benefits, providers, or services, please call Member Services at (855) 687-7861, TTY:711. Representatives can take your call Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Language assistance and translation is available upon request.


Covered Services for HBIA/HBIS

Under HBIA/HBIS, most services will be free to you. 

  • Doctor care
  • Lab tests
  • Prescription drugs
  • Dental, vision and transportation services
  • Rehabilitative services such as physical and occupational therapy
  • Mental health and substance use disorder services.
  • Up to 90 days of post hospital discharge nursing rehabilitation services
  • Kidney and stem cell transplant services


    Health care providers may charge copayments on certain services under the HBIA/HBIS program. Copayments are what you pay out of your own pocket for a covered health care service.

    Copayments may only be charged for:

  • Nonemergency inpatient hospitalizations: Up to $250 copayment. 
  • Nonemergency hospital or Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center (ASTC) outpatient services—Up to 10% of the Medicaid payment.


The amount you may be charged will change depending on the service. Before you get your service, your doctor must tell you if they will charge a copayment and how much it will cost. 

There are certain Services that are Not Covered under HBIA/HBIS:

  • Long Term Care Services will generally not be covered. This includes nursing home services and home or community-based services as an alternative replacement for nursing home services.
  • Transplant services, except those listed as covered above.
  • Home and Community-Based Services (waiver services)


Other Resources

If you have questions, please call us at (855) 687-7861, TTY:711. Representatives can take your call Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Language assistance and translation is available.

Enrollment in a health coverage program with a Managed Care Organization, such as Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors (HBIS) and Health Benefit for Immigrant Adults (HBIA), is not counted in the public charge test. Enrollment in these programs will not affect your immigration status and immigration application. For more information about public charge, visit the Protecting Immigrant Families Illinois website or Keep Your Benefits Illinois website. You can also call ICIRR’s Family Support Hotline in English/ Spanish/ Korean/ Polish: 1-855-HELP-MY-FAMILY (1-855-435-7693).

If you have other questions, please call the Immigrant Family Resource Program at (855)-437-7669. If you are worried about how this program may change your immigration status, you may also email Protecting Immigrant Families at pifillinois@povertylaw.org

The Illinois Department of Health and Family Services (HFS) website offers resources and information on the HBIS program at https://hfs.illinois.gov/medicalclients/coverageforimmigrantseniors.html.

For More Information

Contact the Office of Welcoming Centers for Refugee and Immigrant Services, DHS Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Services, phone (312) 793-7120, or email  DHS.BRIS@illinois.gov

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