ACCESS: Your connection to health, nutrition, and other programs
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services verifies if BadgerCare Plus applicants or family members have access to employer-sponsored insurance through an Employer Verification of Health Insurance (EVHI) database. Currently, we have over 30,000 employers with complete health insurance information in the database.
The data can be reported online through ACCESS at access.wi.gov. If you prefer a paper form, please contact EVHI Customer Service at 866-710-2026.
To help answer some questions you may have, we have listed our frequently asked questions and answers we have received regarding the EVHI process.
Q: Why did I get a letter to provide health insurance information?
At least one of your employees or a family member of your employee applied for the BadgerCare Plus program and the Department doesn't have your current health insurance information. DHS is asking you to provide information about health insurance benefits your company provides. The information provided will be used by the Department in determining whether the family or individual is eligible for BadgerCare Plus.
Q: What is BadgerCare Plus?
BadgerCare Plus is a state/federal program that pays for essential health care services for low-income families and individuals. To find out more about BadgerCare Plus, please visit the program's webpage.
Q: Do I have to report health insurance information?
State Statute 49.471(9) requires employers to verify health insurance benefits the employers offer to their employees and employees' families. Failure to respond to the request may result in a financial penalty.
Q: Do I have to report information even if my company does not offer any health insurance?
State Statute 49.471(9) requires employers to verify health insurance benefits the employers offer to their employees and employees' families. The Department needs verification that your company does not offer health insurance to its employees.
Q: What do you do with information I provide?
DHS is required to verify whether people applying for the BadgerCare Plus program already have access to or coverage through an employer-sponsored insurance plan. The data you provide is stored in a secure database and is only used to check insurance information of employees or their families when they apply for BadgerCare Plus.
Q: I lost my PIN. What do I do?
If you already received a letter from DHS, then an EVHI Customer Service representative can look up your PIN.
Q: What do I do if I am having trouble getting a Web Access Management System (WAMS) ID?
The State's Web Access Management System (WAMS) allows individuals to access State internet applications using the same means of identification for all State web applications. For example, a citizen can use the same Wisconsin User ID and password to file taxes, make payments or update information on the Department of Revenue website.
The self-registration process consists of two parts:
- Part One: Requesting a Wisconsin User ID and Password
- Submit your contact and account information. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail immediately containing a web link to the Account Activation page.
- Note: You must have an accessible, valid and unique e-mail address to complete the self-registration process.
- Part Two: Activating Your Account
- Click the web link in your confirmation e-mail to take you to the Account Activation page. You will log in using your new Wisconsin User ID and Password to activate your account.
- Find information about account recovery.
Q: What if I have a question that is not answered here?
Contact EVHI Customer Services at 866-710-2026. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Q: If I chose to provide information using a paper form, where should I mail it?
Mail the form to the following address:
Department of Health Services
P.O. Box 6530
Madison, WI 53716
Or fax: 608-222-4523
If you reported information on ACCESS (access.wi.gov), you do not need to mail anything.