Marketplace enrollment ensures coverage starts January 1 

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) today remind Wisconsinites they have one week left to enroll in a health plan available on the federal marketplace to receive coverage that begins the first of the year (January 1, 2023). Those who already have insurance through the federal marketplace can also renew, update, or upgrade their health plans during this open enrollment period.

“I encourage Wisconsinites to take time today to find health care coverage that works for them and for their budget,” said DHS Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake. “Having health insurance ensures you and your loved ones have access to essential services, can help you stay healthy by getting preventive care, and provides peace of mind in case of a more serious health crisis.

In 2020, Governor Tony Evers’ OCI DHS Health Care Coverage Partnership launched as a resource for consumers to better understand Wisconsin’s health care coverage options. By visiting or calling 211, Wisconsinites can get connected with experts licensed and trained to navigate the marketplace. The free service, available in English, Spanish, and Hmong, also helps people determine if they qualify for subsidized health insurance premiums through the marketplace or low-cost coverage through BadgerCare Plus.

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