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Having health insurance can be key to gaining access to complete health care. Without it, it is harder to get care, and you may be burdened with large medical bills.

If you can get good, affordable coverage through your job or spouse's job, you should take it. If you don't, you may not be eligible for certain other options.

If you are under 26 years old, you can stay on your parent's insurance. You might also be eligible for BadgerCare Plus or your own Marketplace plan that would save money.

Low-Income Citizens and Immigrants: BadgerCare Plus

​BadgerCare Plus is Medicaid for low income citizens and qualified immigrants, up to age 65. Children and pregnant women are eligible at higher income levels. To find out if anyone in your family is eligible and to apply at any time, go to ACCESS.

health insurance on healthcare.govMarketplace Insurance Plans

(Also known as Obamacare,, or Affordable Care Act)
Enrollment for 2022 is now closed. 

You can enroll in or change plans if you have certain life changes, or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. For more information go to or call 1-800-318-2596.

Get Free, Local Help

Covering Wisconsin is a nonprofit organization that helps people in Wisconsin find and use health insurance.

Their health insurance navigators provide free help anytime. Talk to a navigator to:

  • Find plans and best prices.
  • Sign up for, BadgerCare Plus or Medicaid.
  • Understand your health insurance questions, big or small.
  • Solve billing or coverage problems.

There are two ways to make an appointment:

Seniors and People with Disabilities

Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County for information and help to apply: (608) 240-7400.

Children's Long-Term Support Services

Compass Wisconsin Threshold assists families to apply for all available benefits for children with special health care needs. Call (608) 692-2865 or go to CompassWisconsin.