Health care updates regarding the Affordable Healthcare act and Badgercare eligibility.
Customers who lose Medical Assistance coverage are eligible for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) and should contact the Marketplace. From September 4th through November 2nd, there is an additional Special Enrollment Period for those who lost their BadgerCare+ coverage in April due to the Department of Health Services policy changes in eligibility.
Consumers can apply online at http://www.healthcare.gov
or by phone at 1-800-318-2596. Consumers looking for in-person enrollment assistance can dial 2-1-1 to find local help.
Key Dates for ACA:
- November 15, 2014. Open Enrollment begins. Customers can apply for, keep, or change their coverage.
- December 15, 2014. Customers must enroll by the 15th if they want new coverage or change health care plans to begin on January 1, 2015.
- December 31, 2014. Coverage ends for 2014 plans. Coverage for 2015 plans can start as soon as January 1st.
- February 15, 2015. End of Open Enrollment
Households interested in applying for BadgerCare are encouraged to apply online at www.access.wi.gov
, or by contacting the Northern IM consortium at 1-888-794-5722. To apply in person in Wood County you can go to: Centralia Center 220 3rd Ave S, Suite 4 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495 Or in Marshfield Marshfield City Hall Building 630 S Central Ave, Suite 404 Marshfield, WI 54449