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Core Plan - Frequently Asked Questions
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Q. Why are you suspending the BadgerCare Plus Core Plan?
A. We will no longer be enrolling new members in the Core Plan because the total number of applications we have received is greater than the number of slots available. We have create a waitlist for the BadgerCare Plus Core Plan.
Q. How do I get on the waitlist?
A. To add your name to the waitlist, go to ACCESS.wi.gov. You will need to answer most of the questions on the application (online or by phone) to make sure you meet the program rules for Core Plan. If you do, you will be added to the waitlist for the Core Plan. You will not be asked to pay the $60 application fee until you are able to enroll. FoodShare, Family Planning Only Services and BadgerCare Plus Standard and Benchmark Plans are still accepting new members. You can still apply for those programs online or by phone.
Q. How long will I be on the waitlist?
A. We donít know at this time when slots will become available. As space becomes available, people on the waitlist will be invited to apply.
Q. What will happen once space opens up and I am able to apply?
A. You will get a letter with your security code. The letter will tell you to go online or call to complete a new application using the security code. You will have to apply using the code within 30 days or after that, the code will expire and you will need to add your name to the waitlist again.
Q. Will I have to apply over the phone or can I apply at home or with a community partner?
A. You can apply over the phone, at home online or with a community partner.
Q. What are my options while Iím on the waiting list (I need to go to the doctor now!)
A. A list of free or low cost clinics can be found at: dhs.wisconsin.gov/forwardhealth/clinics.htm.
Q. I tried to apply for the Core Plan, but was told I needed to wait 12 months since I had coverage in the last year. Can I get on the waitlist while I am waiting for the 12 months to pass.
A. If you are in a 12-month waiting period because you had health insurance coverage, you need to wait until the end of that waiting period before applying to get your name on the waitlist.
Last Revised: February 20, 2013