Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Health Insurance Enrollment Events

Open Enrollment in Marketplace coverage ends Sunday, February 15, 2015. Due to this, many places in Wisconsin are participating in Enrollment Events throughout the next week. For a full listing of events or to find one in your area, please visit e4healthwi.org.
Don't Forget: Open Enrollment in the Marketplace Ends February 15!

Open enrollment through Health Reform's Marketplace runs through this Sunday, February 15. February 15 will be the last day that consumers can get health insurance coverage through the Marketplace for 2015. After February 15, consumers can only enroll through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) by experiencing a Qualifying Life Event.
To enroll through the Marketplace, visit HealthCare.gov. The site also has a new feature where you can "window shop" for plans to see what coverage might cost based on income and age.
Qualifying Life Events include:
  • Having a baby, adopting a child, or placing a child for adoption
  • Getting married
  • Losing other health coverage (this does not include voluntarily dropping coverage)
  • Being denied or losing Medicaid or CHIP coverage
  • And more! Watch our Video Case Tip on "Qualifying Life Events"
Remember, by not purchasing insurance by February 15, you may either have a gap in coverage or be subject to a penalty for being uninsured for more than 3 months in 2015. Time is of the essence. Also--BadgerCare Plus is always open - you can apply at any time! You can start your application for BadgerCare Plus through HealthCare.gov or access.wi.gov.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Video Case Tip: BC+ Renewals for Childless Adults
 

In this Video Case Tip, Brynne McBride of ABC for Health discusses how renewals will look for Childless Adults who signed up for BadgerCare Plus in April of 2014.
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What problems are you seeing in your area?
Send your questions or comments in an email, and we'll create a follow-up web cast filled with the answers!
All our videos are archived in our Video Case Tip Library so you can visit them at any time.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Survived Round Two!

Surgery went very well, the Doctors were able to remove almost 100% of the mucinous tumors, the organs are intact and I'm on my way to a solid recovery. However they were not able to fix the hernia, that will be for another time.

One drawback is that I woke up with diabetes and GERD. I was totally shocked about the diabetes, to be honest, it's literally been a pain, I don't enjoy stabbing myself before I can eat, it totally takes the joy out eating. Thankfully, I have an appointment with an endocrinologist, I'll need all the help I can get!

Everyday I can stand a little taller and stay awake a little longer, all good signs! I look forward to getting back into my workshop and picking up where I left off, lots to do yet before the season starts, but I'm confident, I'll be a good season as long as I'm prepared.

In a future post, I'll give you my insight on healthcare, I observed quiet a bit while at the hospital.

 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Surgery January 7th

Surgery is scheduled for January 7th at St Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.

I'm getting a little nervous, this is a massive surgery, but I know I'm in the most capable hands and I have a large support group willing and able to help if needed.

Hopefully, I'll be back by mid January to resume posting information as it becomes available.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Medicaid to Blame for WI Budget Woes?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-24/walker-s-2016-dreams-clouded-by-wisconsin-finances-muni-credit.html

Walkers team is setting up Medicaid as the the next cause for division, apparently us poor people are to blame for his budget shortfalls.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Video Case Tip: Applying for BadgerCare Plus in the Marketplace

You can apply for BadgerCare Plus through the Marketplace. If you fill out a Marketplace Application and they determine you are eligible for BadgerCare Plus, they will let you know and send your application to your local County Consortium. You can also apply for BadgerCare Plus the usual way by applying through Access.gov.wi.
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Case Tips. This video has now been closed captioned! Just click the CC button on the menu bar below the video to see
the closed captioning (See picture to the right).

What problems are you seeing in your area?
Send your questions or comments in an email, and we'll create a follow-up web cast filled with the answers!
All our videos are archived in our Video Case Tip Library so you can visit them at any time.