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Wisconsin BadgerCare (SCHIP)

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Program Description:

BadgerCare is a health insurance program for low-income working families with children. It provides coverage for families with incomes too high for Medicaid who are without access to health insurance. The program seeks to eliminate barriers to successful employment by providing a transition for families from welfare to private insurance. BadgerCare is based on the premise that health care is essential for working families with children.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Wisconsin, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,000 if two people live in the household; $35,200 if three people live in the household; $42,400 if four people live in the household; $49,600 if five people live in the household; $56,800 if six people live in the household; $64,000 if seven people live in the household; $71,200 if eight people live in the household; and $78,400 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $7,200 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

If you think you might be eligible, please call the following number to get your eligibility process started 1-800-362-3002 (TTY and translation services available). You may also send an e-mail to:

Online applications are available at the following location:


Program Contact Information:

To learn more about WisconsinBadgerCare, please visit:


Managing Agency:


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