Consumer Guide to Health Care
Paying for Health Care in Wisconsin
Finding and choosing insurance
- All Wisconsin residents have access to
affordable health insurance. Some individuals and families can get
health care coverage through Wisconsin's public health care program,
Plus, while others will purchase it through the private market, their
employer, or through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace
(also know as HealthCare.Gov).
- Enrollment for Health (E4Health) Wisconsin:
The Wisconsin E4Health website provides resources for
consumers (people needing to apply for health insurance using the federal Marketplace) as well as for
organizations helping people to apply. An online Enrollment Directory is available on the site. It
lists Wisconsin organizations that provide health insurance enrollment services, including organizations that are
Certified Application Counselor Organizations - those who can assist with enrollment in the federal
- Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services:
Wisconsin's Health Care and Nutrition Programs.
- The guide to finding and choosing insurance
gives you information on what to consider as you search for an insurance plan.
- Here is information about long-term care insurance and
paying for long-term care.
- The health plan quality page will help you find out how
plans compare on a variety of quality measures.
If you do not have access to private insurance, this section
provides information about programs that might help you, including the following Wisconsin
programs. (Specific eligibility requirements may vary in these
programs. Please go to links for eligibility details.)
- ACCESS is a tool to
help you determine if you are eligible for Wisconsin’s health and
nutrition assistance programs. You can check to see if you’re eligible, apply for
benefits, and find answers to common questions.
- BadgerCare Plus
is a health insurance program available to all Wisconsin children, regardless of income. Others who may be
eligible include pregnant women, parents and caretakers, young adults who are
leaving foster care when they turn 18, farmers and self-employed people,
and low-income adults with no dependent children.
Find out if you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus and other health and nutrition
programs by visiting ACCESS
(exit DHS), or call 1-800-362-3002.
Medicaid: A joint federal/state program that pays for medical
services for residents of Wisconsin who are poor, aged, blind, or
- SeniorCare: A
Medicaid program that provides prescription drug assistance for those 65
- Family Planning Only Services:
A Medicaid program that covers family planning services and supplies for
women between 15 and 44 years of age. This
(PDF, 149 KB) provides more detailed information.
Information on finding insurance and paying for care if you are:
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September 11, 2014