BadgerCare Plus Core Plan
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has suspended enrollment in
the BadgerCare Plus Core Plan, due to the total number of applications
being greater than the number of slots available. The DHS created a
waitlist and will be able to enroll people in the Core Plan as space
becomes available. To learn more about the waitlist, go to
While you are on the waitlist, you should let us know if you have any
changes in your contact information such as address and phone number so
that we can reach you when there is an opening in the program.
How To Get Your Name on the Waitlist
If you are an adult with no dependent children, you must apply for
health care online at
ACCESS.wi.gov or by calling your agency.
If you meet the Core Plan rules, you will have your name placed on
the waitlist. You will not need to provide proof/verification of your
answers or complete the Health Survey until a slot opens and you are
able to enroll in the Core Plan.
Rules for BadgerCare Plus Core Plan Core Plan Premiums
Depending on your income you may be required to pay a premium. The
amount of your premium will be based on family income. The premium will
cover all adults in your family.
If you do not pay your premium, your benefits could end. You will not
be able to receive health care benefits through BadgerCare Plus Core
Plan for 12 months. For more information about premiums, see
Monthly Premium Amounts.
Non-refundable Processing Fee/Premiums
People applying for, or renewing their Core Plan benefits are
required to pay a $60 non-refundable processing fee.
You will not have a processing fee, if you are:
- A Tribal member, or
- Alaskan Native, or
- Eligible for Indian Health Services, or
If you have a premium, your $60 processing fee will be used to pay
your next monthly premium. If your premium is less than $60, you will
receive a refund of the difference between your premium and the fee.
Example: If your monthly premium is $45, you would get a $15 refund. If
your premium is more than $60, your premium will be adjusted to $60 for
You can pay the fee online with a credit card, debit card or
electronic check. To pay online go to
To pay by mail using a credit card, debit card, personal check, money
order, cashier’s or certified check, use a payment slip (you will get a
slip online when you submit your renewal) and send payment to:
State of Wisconsin
P.O. Box 93735
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0735
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