Healthcare Enrollment Help

Healthcare Enrollment Help

Confused about how to navigate the healthcare open enrollment process? Madison-based organization Covering Wisconsin is ready to assist folks who need to sign up before the December 15, 2017 deadline.

Covering Wisconsin is hosting enrollment sessions throughout the area, including:

Wednesday, December 6
10:00am to 4:00pm at Meadowridge Library

Saturday, December 9
9:00am-4:30pm at Pinney Library

Other sign-up assistance events include:

  • Job Center (1819 Aberg Ave. Mon. - Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm). Call 1-888-794-5556. Walk-in assistance provided. 
  • Public Health Office Navigators from Covering Wisconsin (CWI) will be at the PHMDC east office (2705 East Washington Ave. Mon. - Fri. 8:00am-4:30pm), providing free help to consumers to sign up for Marketplace insurance plans or BadgerCare Plus. Appointments encouraged.
  • Centro Hispano (810 W. Badger Rd. Mon.-Thurs. 10:00am-2:00pm)
  • Access Community Health is helping people sign up at these locations and dates.

More info can be found here. Call 2-1-1 for a complete list of places in Dane County to get free help to sign up.

Open Enrollment for 2018 ACA Marketplace health insurance plans is open now and runs through December 15, 2017.


Other Resources

Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace: Healthcare.gov

  • The best source of information is the federal Health Insurance Marketplace: on-line at www.healthcare.gov, or at 1-800-318-2596. This is where people who are eligible can sign up for an insurance plan from local health insurance companies, with federal discounts.
  • If you have a Marketplace plan, call the Marketplace or go on-line to update your information so that your discounts are correct. You need to renew your coverage every year, or you can shop for a new plan. For more information, https://www.healthcare.gov/keep-or-change-plan 
  • People with low income might be eligible for BadgerCare Plus (Medicaid) instead. You will find out when you apply through the Marketplace, or see the information below.

Other good sources of information about the ACA Information and materials for organizations that are doing outreach or helping people to sign up:

The United Way Health Connect program pays the insurance premiums (monthly cost) for some Dane County residents who sign up for certain Marketplace plans. Call 2-1-1 or go to www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/healthconnect.

BadgerCare Plus

BadgerCare Plus is Medicaid health care coverage for Wisconsin residents with low income. BadgerCare rules changed in 2014 so adults without minor children are now eligible. For more information or to apply, call 1-888-794-5556, or go to http://access.wisconsin.gov, or go to the Dane County Job Center at 1819 Aberg Avenue, Madison.