BadgerCare Plus

BadgerCarePlus

BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.

Announcements

  • Spam Phone Call Alert: Please be aware that spam phone calls are being made using the Quartz name. Quartz is a BadgerCare Plus health maintenance organization (HMO) that will be providing services for BadgerCare Plus members starting January 1, 2018. If you get a phone call from someone saying they are from Quartz and asking for personal and financial information, hang up right away. Do not provide any personal or financial information. If you would like more information or would like to directly contact Quartz, call 1-800-362-3310. You can learn more about insurance enrollment scams from the Federal Trade Commission.

  • DHS is seeking feedback on a draft plan for monitoring access to fee-for-service health care through its Medicaid program.

 

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Be Aware of Phone Scams

If you are getting health care benefits, DHS will not call you seeking personal or financial information. If you are getting FoodShare benefits, your agency will call you to complete a FoodShare interview and may ask you to verify certain information to ensure they are talking with the correct person. If you are unsure of who you are talking to, hang up, and call your agency or Member Services at 1-800-362-3002.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, advises consumers not to give out personal or financial information to people you do not know through phone calls, emails, or knocks on your door. Scam artists want your information to commit identity theft, charge your existing credit cards, debit your checking account, open a new credit card, checking, or savings account, write fraudulent checks, or take out loans in your name.

To file a complaint with the FTC, go to their website, or call 1-877-FTC-HELP. If you think your identity has been stolen, report it on the FTC’s website, or call 1-877-ID-THEFT.

Last Revised: January 8, 2018