Wisconsin's Medicaid programs return to routine operations
In 2020, the federal government put in place measures to protect the health of Medicaid program members during the COVID-19 pandemic. States were required to keep people enrolled to ensure they had health care coverage. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, signed into law in December 2022, gave states a timeline for ending that policy.
Throughout 2023 and into 2024, Wisconsin is conducting renewals for members of our Medicaid programs. During renewals, members confirm or update information about their households, income, assets, etc. Local and tribal agencies then review that information to see if members still meet the rules to be a part of our programs.
“Unwinding” is the term our federal partners use to describe the actions states will take to resume routine operations for their Medicaid programs. DHS is working with partners and stakeholders to inform members of what they need to know and do in the coming year to renew. Our goal is to keep Wisconsinites covered – whether through state programs, employer options, or plans from HealthCare.gov.
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Learn how we've prepared to help our members during this transition.
This plan provides a high-level overview of preparations and plans for PHE Unwinding in Wisconsin's Medicaid programs. (Note: This plan is currently being updated.)
The timeline includes communications (letters, texts, and emails) that members of BadgerCare Plus or other Wisconsin Medicaid programs will receive throughout the Unwinding process.