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HEALTH INSURANCE marketplace

Health Insurance Marketplace

GET READY FOR THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE

The Affordable Care Act will make it possible for many Dane County residents who have not been able to get or afford good health insurance, to get that coverage. Under this law, people cannot be turned down because of health problems that they already have.

  • To have coverage as of January 1st, you must sign up between October 1st and December 23rd.
  • You must sign up by March 31 to have coverage in 2014.
  • The sooner you enroll, the better!

INFORMATION FOR DANE COUNTY RESIDENTS

  • Getting Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act:
    5 Things to Know, Where to Go for Help in Dane County - English / Español

Where To Get Help With Enrollment

  • Public Health Assistance at Madison and Dane County Libraries
    Public Health staff will be available at certain public libraries to answer your questions, help you enroll, and assist you with filling out your insurance application.
  • Access Community Health Center Assistance at the Dane County Job Center
    • Certified Application Counselors will be at the Dane County Job Center to help those wanting information on BadgerCare or the Health Insurance Marketplace, and to offer enrollment assistance, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
  • Dane County Department of Human Services Assistance at the Dane County Job Center
    • The Department of Human Services will hold Marketplace Insurance Enrollment Fairs Thursdays, from 1 to 6 p.m., October 10 through December 26 (except for holidays) at the Dane County Job Center:
  • "Health Connect" is a program of the United Way of Dane County that may be able to help pay your cost of insurance if you are not eligible.
  • HealthCare.gov has resources, videos and checklists to help everyone prepare for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
    • HealthCare.gov: English / Español
    • 24-hour Consumer Call Center: 1-800-318-2596
    • Hearing Impaired Callers using TTY/TDD Technology: 1-855-889-4325