State/Federally Funded Programs

The following low-cost insurance programs are available to uninsured children and adults who qualify.

Click on each program's name to obtain more information about eligibility and registration. Also, ask insurance carriers in your county if they offer low-cost coverage for young adults.

  • Badger Care Plus
  • BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.

  • Care4Kids
  • The Department of Health Services and the Department of Children and Families have partnered to implement Care4Kids, an innovative program designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated health services for children and youth in foster care.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid is an essential source of health care insurance for seniors and people with disabilities or low income. There are many different Medicaid programs.

  • Medicare
  • Our Medicare section offers comprehensive, official information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The official government handbook, "Medicare & You," includes sections on Medicare coverage choices, choosing a prescription plan, financial assistance, your Medicare rights, and more.
    For more information about the Medicare Advantage Plans, other Medicare Health Plans, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in your area, visit on the Web or call (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227). TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.

SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry.

In Wisconsin, the program is known as the Medigap Helpline. For more information, please click here or call (800) 242-1060.