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Your Rock County Public Libraries:
Beloit
  Clinton  Edgerton  Evansville  
Janesville
  Milton  Orfordville 

The Affordable Care Act - a website for Rock County, Wisconsin
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 (http://www.healthcare.gov), how it pertains to them, and how to get help. 

Current enrollment period: November 15, 2014-February 15, 2015

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 2015 IS CHANGING FROM 2014. 
* Your benefits will renew on 1/1/15. 

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 1/1/15 if you make the change by 12/15/14. 
* If you can’t remember your healthcare.gov login, you can use the “Forgot Password” link on the website or call 800-318-2596. 


Open Enrollment Fair 
Tuesday, December 2 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rock County Job Center 1900 Center Ave, Janesville 
If you need help enrolling for health insurance, stop in and 
get assistance with enrollment & tax advice. 

Call now for a reservation: 608-884-9593 or Walk-ins welcome! 

Special Speaker at 9:30 a.m.
Learn about healthcare reform and your choices 

Click here or on the graphic to the left for a printable poster for this event.





You can get help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace
Kathie Duschene, Health Care Marketplace Navigator
1015 Burbank Ave., Janesville, WI 53546
262-902-8572
kduschene@RKCAA.org  
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.

Kathie will be at Rock County Public Libraries on the following dates:

Saturday, December 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -
Eager Free Public Library-Evansville

Tuesdays, December 9 and 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Beloit Public Library

Monday, December 15 from 12-3 p.m. - Orfordville Public Library

Tuesday, December 16 from 2:45-5:15 - Edgerton Public Library in conjunction with immunization clinic

More dates at public libraries are being added. Please check back for updates.


Informational In-Person Sessions
St. Mary’s Janesville, Dean Sales Representatives
Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3400 E Racine St., Resource Library, Janesville WI 53546
Dean’s Customer Contact Center can be reached at 800-279-1302

MercyCare Health Plans Sales Representatives
Mondays from 12 noon-3 p.m., November 17, 2014 thru February 12, 2015 
580 N Washington St., Janesville WI 53548
MercyCare’s Customer Service can be reached at 800-895-2421

Liberty Tax Service, Tax Advice and licensed agents
Monday-Friday from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. 
205 Center Ave, Janesville WI 608-373-0591
1250 Milton Ave, Janesville WI 608-314-1040 


Available COMPUTERS WITH assistance

Beloit Health System, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 608-364-1539
* 1969 W Hart Road, Beloit WI 53511
* 1905 W Huebbe Pkwy, Beloit WI 53511
* Northpointe, 5605 E Rockton Road, Roscoe, IL 61073

Community Health Systems, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (CAC and assisters)
74 Eclipse Center, Beloit WI 53511, 608-361-0311

Dean & St. Mary’s Janesville, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (agents and assisters), 608-373-8000
* Health Resource Library, 3400 E. Racine St., Janesville, WI 53546
* Dean Health Plan licensed agents available on site by appointment Thursdays 8:30-11am

Edgerton Hospital, by appointment (assisters)
11101 N Sherman Rd, Edgerton WI 53534, 608-884-3441

MercyCare Health Plans, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (agents)
580 N Washington St., Janesville WI 53548, 800-895-2421 


Available COMPUTERS WITHOUT assistance

Edgerton Community Outreach
Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1-6 p.m.
106 S Main St, Edgerton, WI 53534, 608-884-9593

Rock County Job Center, Resource Room
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1900 Center Avenue, Janesville WI 53546

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, 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-Friday: 12 noon - 7 p.m. 
203 W. Beloit Street, Orfordville, WI 53576, 608-879-9229 After 1/1/15: 519 E. Beloit St., Orfordville 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 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.


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This website was updated 12 November 2014