BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.
- ACCESS, an online tool that lets you:
- Check your benefits
- Report changes
- Renew your benefits
- MyACCESS, a mobile app through which you can:
- Check your benefits
- Get reminders
- Submit documents
- BadgerCare Plus covered services and copayments
- Find a provider
- Find your agency's contact information
- ForwardHealth Enrollment and Benefits Handbook, P-00079
- Information about rides to medical appointments
- List of health clinics for those with no health insurance
- Other programs
- ForwardHealth program resources
- HIPAA privacy notices
- Covering Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus How-To Sheets:
- How to Start Using Health Care, English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)
- Choose a Quality Doctor, English (PDF)
- How to Make Appointments, English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)
- Where To Go for Care When You're Sick, English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)
- Networks, Primary Care and Specialists, English (PDF)
- Rides, Gas Money, and Bus Tickets, English (PDF)
Be Aware of Phone Scams
If you are getting health care benefits, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (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 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.
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.
1115 BadgerCare Reform Demonstration Waiver
On October 31, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the section 1115 BadgerCare Reform demonstration waiver amendment. The waiver includes reforms aimed at encouraging work and providing incentives for healthy lifestyles.