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Wisconsin: Badger Care Plus

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services oversees the Badger Care Plus program.

Who Is Eligible?

A summary of eligibility requirements appears below. Be sure to check with the Department of Health Services to verify eligibility. Eligible individuals include:

A PDF of “Wisconsin: Badger Care Plus” is available at right under Documents & Resources.

Wisconsin: Badger Care Plus

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services oversees the Badger Care Plus program.

Who Is Eligible?

A summary of eligibility requirements appears below. Be sure to check with the Department of Health Services to verify eligibility. Eligible individuals include:

  • All children younger than 19 years, of all income levels;
  • Young adults who are leaving foster care when they turn 18 (regardless of income); and
  • Parents and caretakers with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level ($44,100 annually for a family of four in 2009) who have kids in foster care.

Application Assistance

  • Applicants can find a community organization to help them with the application process by visiting here.
  • Applicants can apply online or by calling the Enrollment Services Center at (800) 291-2002.

Useful Websites

About This Resource

This resource provides information about affordable health insurance options for children of eligible families in Wisconsin. It is part of the Institute for Local Government’s Healthy Communities – Insuring Kids Health Online Resource Center project.

The Insuring Kids Health Online Resource Center provides information and resources to help California cities and counties connect families with affordable health insurance for their children. The activities and best practices compiled can be applied throughout the country and can assist cities, counties, health plans and others that are interested in enrolling children in affordable health insurance.

The Institute for Local Government is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and education affiliate of the California State Association of Counties and the League of California Cities. The Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level with practical, impartial and easy-to-use resources for California communities.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation for its generous support of this project.

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