BadgerCare Plus

COVID-19 Updates

We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our members during the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay informed about the latest program updates, limitations to in-person contacts, general COVID-19 resources, and more, please go to the COVID-19:ForwardHealth Program Updates for You and Your Family webpage.


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

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Important Changes for Childless Adults

Starting February 1, 2020, some changes to the BadgerCare Plus program may affect BadgerCare Plus applicants and members age 19–64 who are not pregnant and do not have dependent children under age 19 living in their home. The changes include an emergency room copay for nonemergency visits, monthly premiums (depending on income), an optional health survey, and a treatment needs question.

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Be Aware of Scams

If you are getting health care benefits, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) will not call or text 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 ForwardHealth Member Services at 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, text messages, 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 877-FTC-HELP. If you think your identity has been stolen, report it on the FTC’s website, or call 877-ID-THEFT.

In addition, you should only use the ACCESS website to apply for and manage your benefits and the MyACCESS mobile app to manage benefits. If you are getting FoodShare benefits, you can view information about your FoodShare account using the ebtEDGE mobile app.

Access Monitoring Plan

DHS has published an access monitoring plan to evaluate access to health care for individuals who receive health care coverage through Wisconsin’s fee-for-service Medicaid program.

Last Revised: December 20, 2021