Wisconsin Programs Eligibility Policy Updates Call Series

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is holding biweekly stakeholder calls to provide information about eligibility policy updates and rule changes affecting Wisconsin programs. We value our partners and stakeholders and the role you play in helping our members and applicants understand programs like BadgerCare Plus and FoodShare. If you have questions about the calls or would like to suggest a topic, please email us.

Future Calls

Calls are being held as needed and may be canceled. Cancellations will be communicated through the ForwardHealth community partner email list and on this webpage.

Call Schedule

  • September 16, 12–1 p.m.; topic is COVID-19, featuring FoodShare program updates
  • September 30, 12–1 p.m.
  • October 14, 12–1 p.m.

Call Information

  • Join the Zoom meeting, use password 2020 and meeting ID 95948511545.
  • Call 312-626-6799, and use meeting ID 95948511545.

Previous Calls

COVID-19 and Related Updates (April 1, April 17, April 29, May 13, June 3, June 10, July 8, July 29, and August 19)

DHS is responding to the COVID-19 outbreak with several changes and adjustments to eligibility for FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus, and Medicaid.

Public Charge (February 19)

Everyone's situation is different, but in some cases getting health care benefits, long-term care services, FoodShare, cash benefits, or housing assistance could have an impact on whether an immigrant will be able to get a green card or change their immigration status. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to implement a new federal rule relating to this policy, called “public charge,” starting February 24, 2020.

FoodShare Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents Rule (January 24 and February 5)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services has finalized a rule that will affect able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWD) FoodShare members who need to meet a work requirement.

Join the ForwardHealth community partner email list to stay informed about stakeholder calls, updates, and more.

Last Revised: September 15, 2020