This site is designed to help
people of Rock County, Wisconsin find the information they need to
understand the Affordable Care Act and the Health Insurance Marketplace,
how it pertains to them, and how to get help.
Current enrollment period:
November 1, 2015-January 31, 2016
Click on images for websites.
Immigration Status and the Marketplace flyer.
Financial Assistance to Help You Afford
Insurance May be Available
When you buy health insurance
coverage in the Marketplace (Healthcare.gov), you may be able to get a
premium tax credit that lowers what you pay in monthly premiums. This will
depend on your household size and income. Here is a link
to a Healthcare.gov YouTube video:
For a calendar of places to get assistance
in Rock County - Click
BadgerCare Plus Information Graphic - Click
November 1, 2015-January 31, 2016
Or special enrollment within 60 days of
life changing event
What if I enrolled last year? What will happen?
* You will get a letter in the mail. Read it carefully. In most situations your coverage will continue even if you do nothing.
* Make sure to go to healthcare.gov and update your family information and income if you are receiving a subsidy or cost-sharing. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF YOUR EXPECTED INCOME FOR
2016 IS CHANGING FROM 2015.
* Your benefits will renew on 1/1/16.
What if I want to change my plan?
* You can shop for a new plan on healthcare.gov. If you choose a new plan and/or insurance company, it will replace last year’s plan and/or company.
* Your change will take effect on 1/1/16 if you make the change by
* If you can’t remember your healthcare.gov login, you can use the “Forgot Password” link on the website or call 800-318-2596.
Access to Computers WITHOUT assistance
Beloit Public Library
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday/Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
605 Eclipse Boulevard, Beloit, WI 53511, 608-364-2905, http://www.beloitlibrary.org
Clinton Public Library
Monday & Friday: 8:30-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday:8:30-1:30
214 Mill Street, Clinton, WI 53525, 608-676-5569, http://als.lib.wi.us/CPL
Eager Free Public Library
Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9:30am-1pm
39 W. Main Street, Evansville 53536, 608-882-2260, http://als.lib.wi.us/EFPL
Edgerton Public Library
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
101 Albion Street, Edgerton, WI 53534, 608-884-4511, http:als.lib.wi.us/EPL
Hedberg Public Library
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday/Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
316 S. Main Street, Janesville, WI 53545, 608-758-6588, http://hedbergpubliclibrary.org
Milton Public Library
Monday-Wednesday: 10-8 p.m., Thursday/Friday: 10-5 p.m., Saturday: 10-4 p.m., Sunday: 1-4 p.m
430 E. High Street, Milton, WI 53563, 608-868-7462, http://www.miltonpubliclibrary.org
Orfordville Public Library
Monday,Wednesday,Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday: 11 a.m.-5
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m..
519 E. Beloit St., Orfordville, WI 53576, 608-879-9229, http://als.lib.wi.us/OPL
Are you a Veteran?
Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs page VA,
Affordable Care Act and You.
What key dates do I need
to know? back
this link to learn the important dates regarding the Health Insurance
Quick facts about the Health Insurance
- The Health Insurance Marketplace is for
people seeking insurance or who are uninsured. Generally, people who
currently have insurance through their workplace, who have insurance
through Medicaid/KanCare, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP), Tricare or the Veterans health care program are not
the target of this open enrollment period.
- Most people will be eligible for health
coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
- The Marketplace is a new way to find
quality health coverage. It can help if you don’t have coverage now
or if you have it but want to look at other options.
- The Marketplace simplifies your search
for health coverage by gathering the options available in your area in
one place. You can compare plans based on price, benefits, and other
features important to you before you make a choice. Plans will be
presented in four categories – bronze, silver, gold, and platinum
– to make comparing them easier.
- Insurance plans in the Marketplace are
offered by private companies. They cover the same core set of benefits
called essential health benefits. No plan can turn you away or charge
you more because you have an illness or medical condition. They must
cover treatments for these conditions. Plans can’t charge women more
than men for the same plan. Many preventive services are covered at no
cost to you.
The Affordable Care
In March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law. Health Insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges, have been set up to facilitate a more organized and competitive market for buying health insurance.
Federal subsidies in the form of premium tax credits will be available to consumers meeting income requirements to make the coverage more affordable.
The Public Library's role in helping people find insurance in the Marketplace?
The Affordable Care Act includes sweeping changes and a number of options in healthcare coverage. There are a wide variety of resources available online that provide information about these options, and how to choose what is best for you. The staff of
Rock County Public Libraries can direct patrons to those resources.
Making the correct healthcare choices requires an understanding of each person’s or family’s unique health and financial circumstances. Members of
Rock County Public Libraries staff are not trained or licensed to provide advice or to assist you in selecting a specific health plan, but can provide information and direction to public resources about the Affordable Care Act that will help you make your own