Does Wisconsin Have a State-run Exchange?

No, but you can visit the federal health exchange, or compare rates from one of the insurance companies listed below.


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Wisconsin Health Exchange

Ten percent of Wisconsin’s population was without insurance at the start of the health care exchange program. With a program operated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Wisconsin is expecting to 60 percent of the current 560,00 uninsured population.

Wisconsin

Technological Troubles

Like many states, Wisconsin was no exception when it came to technology glitches when this federally run program began on October 1, 2013. With only 50 enrollments accounted for in the middle of October, Wisconsin is uncertain how many people were unable to complete the enrollment process as a result of technology problems.

Insurance Carrier Options

Thirteen different health insurance carriers will be offering individual coverage to those individuals participating in the Wisconsin Health Exchange. Despite the large number of companies participating in the health exchange marketplace, rates are relatively high in comparison to the rest of the country. The lowest costing plan is approximately $30 more per month than the national average for the least costly insurance plan. Rates in Wisconsin are double the rate of their neighboring state, Minnesota.

Wisconsin Exchange Info Graphic

Wisconsin is taking a consumer driven approach to the health care exchange. Consumers will be able to make their own decisions regarding which plan is best for them. If need be, help will be available to provide non-biased information regarding individual plans. Wisconsin residents can have all of their questions answered. Under the Affordable Care Act, Wisconsin residents cannot be denied coverage based on age, sex or any pre-existing medical conditions. The Affordable Care Act makes coverage available to everyone at an affordable rate.Subsidies may be available for those who qualify to help with the cost of monthly premiums.

Under this plan, Wisconsin hopes to drastically cut the number of uninsured individuals in the state.

Sources

http://oci.wi.gov/healthcare_reform.htm
http://kff.org/health-reform/state-profile/state-exchange-profiles-wisconsin/
http://watchdog.org/111014/review-wi-health-care-exchange-seeing-few-getting-through