This site is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System in cooperation with the Rock County Enrollment Steering Committee
Your Rock County Public Libraries:
  Clinton  Edgerton  Evansville  
  Milton  Orfordville 

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. 

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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 (, 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 YouTube video: 

For a calendar of places to get assistance in Rock County - Click >>

BadgerCare Plus Information Graphic - Click >>

You can get individual help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Knowledgeable Local, no-obligation, FREE assistance is available to help you understand your Marketplace, BadgerCare, and health insurance options. Make informed choices regarding plans offered in your community.

Kathie Duschene, Health Care Marketplace Navigator
1015 Burbank Ave., Janesville, WI 53546
Kathie is assigned to Rock/Walworth county and sponsored by the Racine Kenosha Community Action, Inc. program., a non profit agency. Her services are free.

How is a navigator different from an insurance agent? 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 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 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 login, you can use the “Forgot Password” link on the website or call 800-318-2596. 

Public Access to Computers WITHOUT assistance

Local Libraries:

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,  

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,  

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,  

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,  

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,  

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,  

Orfordville Public Library
Monday,Wednesday,Friday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. 
519 E. Beloit St., Orfordville, WI 53576, 608-879-9229, 

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 to top

Follow this link
to learn the important dates regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Quick facts about the Health Insurance Marketplace: back to top

  • 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 Act: Background
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 choices.

608-868-2872 | 430 E. High St., Suite 200, Milton, WI |