Consumer Guide: Paying for Health Care in Wisconsin
All people who live in Wisconsin have access to health insurance. It may come from different sources based on what you can afford. You or your family may get coverage for your health care through:
- An employer.
- The federal Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov).
- The private market.
- Wisconsin’s public health care program, BadgerCare Plus.
No matter where you get your health insurance, it’s important to know what options you have. This page lists resources for paying for your health plan.
Finding and paying for health insurance
There are many helpful resources for learning about your health insurance options. Part of choosing the right health insurance is finding a plan that fits your budget.
Learn how to find and choose the right health plan.
Know what to do if you cannot afford health insurance.
You can also call 800-362-3002.
Resources by age or job
Follow the link for more information based on what applies to you:
- College Students—Insurance Basics for College Students (PDF) from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
- Farmers—Consumer’s Guide to Health Insurance and Worker’s Compensation Insurance for Farm Families (PDF) from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.
- Individuals—Buying Health Insurance as an Individual, if you don’t have it through your employer.
- Seniors or those eligible for Medicare—What to know about Medicare, supplemental insurance (called Medigap), and other details.
- Small business owners—Health Insurance for Small Business Owners.
- Those thinking about a health spending account—Health Spending Accounts and how to get started.
- Those who are unemployed or losing group health insurance—If You are Unemployed or Have Lost Your Group Health Insurance, learn about your options and protections.
- Veterans—Health Insurance and Benefits for Wisconsin Veterans.
- Young Adults—Getting Covered if You’re Under 30 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.