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Medicaid: News for Members

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  Change Healthcare service outage

Due to a recent cybersecurity issue with a health care information technology company, a system some pharmacies use to process prescriptions is temporarily offline. If you go to one of these pharmacies, you may experience a delay in filling your prescription. Learn more about the outage

Health care renewals are underway

As a BadgerCare Plus or other Wisconsin Medicaid member, you must update your information with the state each year so we can make sure you are still eligible for benefits.


April health care renewals - Renew by April 17, 2024. Log in at

Other news

Some standard notices get a new look—more to come

We recently updated the look of our verification checklist and interview scheduling notices to make them more member friendly. | February 23, 2024

Coverage for OTC oral contraceptives

Members of BadgerCare Plus and most Wisconsin Medicaid programs now have coverage for over-the-counter oral contraceptives. | January 24, 2024

New! Kids stay covered for at least 12 months

Children under age 19 can keep their benefits for at least 12 months once enrolled. Even if the family circumstances change, they stay covered. | January 4, 2024

Wisconsin Wayfinder launches

The Wisconsin Wayfinder: Children's Resource Network is now available statewide to families of children with special health care needs. | November 2, 2023

Get free help applying for benefits

Did you know that Wisconsin has trained insurance navigators who can help you apply for benefits? Their service is free and confidential. | October 12, 2023

Unwinding: What you need to know

“Unwinding” is a term that refers to states resuming routine Medicaid policies after the pandemic by “unwinding” temporary policies. | August 14, 2023


Wisconsin’s Medicaid programs

Wisconsin's Medicaid programs include BadgerCare Plus and many others that meet the needs of children, adults, pregnant people, older adults, and people with disabilities, including:

  • BadgerCare Plus
  • BadgerCare Plus Emergency Services
  • BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Services
  • Emergency Services Medicaid
  • Family Care
  • Family Care Partnership
  • Family Planning Only Services
  • Foster Care Medicaid
  • Institutional Medicaid
  • IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct)
  • Katie Beckett Medicaid
  • Medicaid Purchase Plan
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
  • SeniorCare
  • Supplemental Security Income Medicaid
  • Supplemental Security Income-Related Medicaid
  • Tuberculosis-Related Medicaid
  • Wisconsin Well Woman Medicaid

Most news items apply to all programs, but there may be some exceptions. You will be notified if your benefits are affected. Contact your agency if you have questions.

Last revised March 14, 2024