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Healthcare Exchange Wisconsin: What You Need to be Ready for ObamaCare

Affordable Care Act Wisconsin

ObamaCare (AKA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or Healthcare Exchange), begins January 2014. If you are a resident of Wisconsin, are you ready? We have found the most important things you need to know so you’ll be ready by the deadline.

Affordable Care Act WI
• Badger State residents must purchase federally approved health coverage or owe a penalty by law. There are a few exceptions to this rule including if this is contrary to your religion or if you are a member of an Indian tribe. To learn more about penalties for the uninsured or to see if qualify for one of the exemptions, please read the article Affordable Care Act: Penalties for the Uninsured.

• ObamaCare guarantees all people of Wisconsin will qualify for healthcare, no longer do preexisting conditions preclude you from obtaining health coverage. To learn more about your guaranteed issuance read the article ObamaCare: Guaranteed Issuance for Everyone.

• With 10% of Wisconsin’s non-elderly currently uninsured, federal subsidies may help to pay the monthly premium, as well as for many other thousands of residents. To find out if you are eligible for a federal subsidy in WI Health Care Exchange Subsidies: Do You Qualify?

• The initial open enrollment period of 6 months runs from October 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Contact 800-930-7956 extension 0 for assistance signing up.

Next Steps
Any questions about Wisconsin and the Affordable Care Act please contact Medicoverage: WI.

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