Affordable Care Act Resources
The Marketplace at HealthCare.gov is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. It simplifies your search for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in one place. With one application you can compare plans side-by-side based on price, benefits, quality, and other features important to you before you make a choice. Questions? Call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) or connect with HealthCare.gov on social media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Covering Kids & Families: Wisconsin
Covering Kids & Families (CKF) is a statewide coalition dedicated to reducing health disparities and improving overall health in Wisconsin by working in partnership with UW-Extension and other organizations throughout the state interested in participation in public health insurance programs. The Affordable Care Act Tools and Information page includes ACA Factsheets, AFC Blog, training tools, webinar and PowerPoint, and other resources. Includes a slide presentation on BadgerCare Plus Express Enrollment for Children.
ForwardHealth: Wisconsin Benefit Programs
ForwardHealth covers benefit programs in Wisconsin including BadgerCare Plus, Wisconsin Medicaid and prescription drug programs if you need assistance or additional information in these areas. Wisconsin has declined to accept federal funds through the Affordable Care Act and adjusted the state’s Medicaid program to cover adults earning up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level ($11,490 a year for a single person), but require those living above it to enter private insurance exchanges. See HealthCare.gov for details.
Visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov to find help in your area. You can search by city and state or zip code to see a list of local organizations with contact information, office hours, and types of help offered, such as non-English language support, Medicaid or CHIP, and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).
Healthcare infographic (pdf) from Gundersen Health System
Marketplace Checklist (pdf) Use the checklist to help you gather what you need to apply for coverage.
Employer Coverage Tool (pdf) Use this tool to gather answers about any employer health coverage that you’re eligible for (even if it’s from another person’s job, like a parent or spouse). You’ll need this information even if you don’t accept the employer insurance you’re eligible for.