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December 08, 2019

Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace

The Morning Blend - WTMJ-TV Milwaukee

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is now. You can shop and compare plans that fit your budget and health needs, and the deadline to sign up for 2020 coverage is December 15. Here to help you shop and compare are Jeni Appleby and Kimberly Turner, Health Insurance Navigators with Covering Wisconsin...

November 01, 2019

Open-enrollment for the ACA marketplaces has started. What you need to know, where to get help.

Journal Sentinel

The annual open-enrollment period for health plans sold directly to individuals and families began Nov. 1 — the seventh since the Affordable Care Act remade the market...

October 01, 2019

Governor Evers' Administration Works to Get More Wisconsinites Covered

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Today Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm and Covering Wisconsin announced a new partnership to get more Wisconsinites enrolled in health insurance during this year’s open enrollment period. DHS awarded Covering Wisconsin nearly $500,000 to fund additional health insurance Navigator positions throughout the state to help more Wisconsin residents get covered...

July 16, 2019

Laid off workers invited to specialized career events

Milton Courier

The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network and Wisconsin Job Service, is hosting a transferable skills workshop on July 29 followed by an interview event on Aug. 22 for workers affected by retail closures, like Shopko, even if they’ve since secured employment...

May 13, 2019

New Opportunity Available for Workers Affected by Store Closures, Retail Layoffs

Middleton Times Tribune

MADISON–The Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin (WDBSCW), in partnership with the WorkSmart Network, is hosting an information session on Tuesday, May 14 aimed at connecting workers impacted

by retail closures, like Shopko, Toys “R” Us and Bon-Ton (Boston Stores), with local resources available to help them...

February 12, 2019

County site available for tax prep aid

Sun Prairie Star

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi on Feb. 11 visited The Richard Dilley Tax Center to highlight the free tax preparation help now available through the UW Extension.

The free tax assistance service is a function of Dane County’s UW Extension office, made possible in part by county government...

December 15, 2018

A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

WDJT - Milwaukee

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for coverage next year.

In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under "Obamacare" by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage.

Supporters of the law immediately said they would appeal.

December 11, 2018

Navigator program director hopeful about enrollment nunbers

Caroline Gomez-Tom, navigator program manager for Covering Wisconsin, is hopeful that this year's open enrollment period will see nearly as many signups as last year, despite dwindling federal funding. "At least here in Wisconsin, it's not as turbulent as we saw last year," she told

December 03, 2018

Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Insurance Plans Ends December 15th

Many people are confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act. Did it get repealed? Has it changed? “The Affordable Care Act is alive and well in Wisconsin, and not much has changed,” says Adam VanSpankeren. The essential benefits mandated in the Affordable Care Act remain in tact as do the subsidies to help people pay for their health insurance premiums based on their income. 80% of those who sign up receive a subsidy to help pay for their premium.

January 01, 2020

Cuts, economy, lack of awareness could be causing ACA enrollment lag

Wisconsin Health News

The Trump administration’s cuts to outreach, a strong economy and a lack of awareness could explain why enrollment in Wisconsin is behind where it was last year.

There were 62,150 Wisconsinites who selected plans on between Nov. 1 and Nov. 24, according to federal data released Wednesday. Last year, 78,269 selected plans by Nov. 25.

Open enrollment ends Dec. 15 for 2019 plans.

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