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Do you need help understanding or finding a health insurance plan? Confused about what is covered if you have Coronavirus Covid-19?

 

Call us at 608-261-1455 or 414-400-9489 for free, expert help. We can help anyone in the state or find someone local in your area.

Tests and treatment during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Crisis

Frequently asked questions:

Click on the questions below to learn more

Download a list of coverage and telehealth websites HERE

 

Q:

I've lost my job.

What are my health insurance options?

A:

BadgerCare Plus and other Medicaid Programs, such as Elderly, Blind and Disabled, cover COVID-19 tests and treatment including:

  • doctor visits

  • lab tests

  • emergency room visits

  • hospitalizations

  • telehealth

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Healthcare.gov Marketplace health insurance

Marketplace insurance covers the COVID-19 test and treatment including:

  • Doctor visits

  • Urgent care  

  • Emergency room

You can sign up within 60 days of:

  • Losing your health insurance

  • Moving to a new county

  • Change in household size

  • Citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.

  • Release from incarceration or jail

  • Other life events

​COBRA When you lose health insurance from your job, you may be offered a COBRA plan. You will pay the full monthly cost of insurance. Sign up within 60 days of losing your job. Before you choose COBRA, you should consider other insurance options.

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more about health insurance options and

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Q:

Where can I get help signing up for health insurance in Wisconsin?

A:

  • Call the 2-1-1 Helpline and ask for Health Insurance Help or text your zip code to 898-211

  • Call Covering Wisconsin at 608-261-1455 or 414-400-9489

  • Click here to go to our enroll page to make a free appointment with an expert.​

 

Q:

I don't have insurance, can I still get tested for Covid-19?

A:

Yes, the federal government will cover your test.

 
 

Q:

I'm sick and need help now.

What can I do?

A:

  • Call your doctor's office. You can call 24 hours a day

  • Call a 24-hour Nurse Hotline

  • Click here for our sheet on what to do when your sick.

  • Have a doctor's visit from home. This is called telehealth. Click here for a sheet to learn more about how to use telehealth.

Telehealth

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I'm Sick or Hurt

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Q:

How do I get extra prescription drugs or medical supplies?

A:

  • If you have BadgerCare Plus or other Medicaid program, such as Elderly, Blind, and Disabled (EBD): Call your pharmacy and ask for extra prescription drugs or medical supplies. You made need these in order to stay home for long periods of time.

  • If you have a Marketplace Plan from Healthcare.gov: Call your pharmacy and ask for extra prescription drugs. Most plans will allow you to refill prescriptions early or increase the amount of your prescriptions in order to stay home for long periods of time.

 

Q:

Is there a vaccine for Coronavirus?

A:

No, but when one becomes available it will be covered by BadgerCare Plus.

 

Q:

Will getting a COVID-19 test or treatment hurt my immigration status?

A:

  • No, getting a COVID-19 test or treatment for the virus will not affect your immigration status.Get the care you need during this difficult time.

  • Most immigrants are not affected by the federal government's new rules on immigration and public benefits called public charge. Many health and food programs are still safe to use. For more information on Public Charge click here.

 

Look out for scams!

There are a lot of COVID-19 health insurance scams. Work with a licensed expert and ask questions.

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