How long will I have BadgerCare Plus if I qualify? If you are qualified for BadgerCare Plus, you will be enrolled for a period of 12 months unless your eligibility for BadgerCare Plus changes. Your coverage must be renewed on an annual basis. In some cases, coverage may be extended for another year if you experience a delay in renewing your coverage.
What happens if I lose my job? If you lose your job, you may be able to continue your health insurance through COBRA. For more information about how this works, we recommend that you talk with a counselor at Student Health Services. They can explain your options in detail and help you decide what action should be taken.
How do I know if I qualify for BadgerCare? The following is a list of requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for BadgerCare:
You must be a Wisconsin resident
You must be under the age of 26
You must meet any other financial responsibility requirement's as determined by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
You must enroll in SHP+ before you turn 25 if you want to keep your coverage after graduating from high school or losing other health insurance.
If you don't meet these requirements, you won't be able to get BadgerCare.
Everyone is permitted fewer than three months without coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or another exemption every year. Because of a "brief coverage gap" exception, this is the case. During a brief period when an employer shuts down its health plan, employees are allowed to go without coverage. When plans are re-established after such a shutdown, anyone who has not obtained other coverage can again be denied coverage.
In general, if you have no health insurance and no money set aside for medical expenses, you will need to get covered quickly if you do not want to suffer financial hardship due to illness or injury. The only way to know for sure how long you can go without coverage is by actually being without it for some time. If you stay healthy, you should be able to last at least three months unless you develop a serious disease or accident that requires extensive treatment.
You may be able to claim too much income when you file your taxes if you don't have any health insurance. You should be able to find out exactly how much more you can claim on Form 8968, Extended Disclosure Statement. This form must be filed with your tax return even if you don't owe any additional taxes.
The IRS claims that people who cannot afford health insurance but still want to claim their income in full may not be able to claim all of it.
36-month period Cal-COBRA allows people to keep their group health insurance for up to 36 months. Individuals covered by federal COBRA may also utilize Cal-COBRA to extend health coverage for a total of up to 36 months. However, when you renew your coverage with an insurer other than your former employer or carrier (E/C), that renewal may be at a higher rate or level of coverage than what you had before.
If you decide to stay on Cal-COBRA after your initial enrollment period, there is no additional charge for extending your coverage. You can remain on Cal-COBRA for as long as you want as long as you give the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) 30 days notice of your intention to do so. If you don't give the DMHC 30 days notice, you will lose your eligibility to continue on Cal-COBRA.
People who are covered under another plan through their employer or insurance carrier may be able to obtain discounted rates if they submit proof of employment. People who are not currently insured and would like information about Cal-COBRA applications please call 1-800-318-2557.
The FACT is a consumer association that offers members discounts on over 20 various perks and coverages. The length of plans ranges from one month to 12 months, with the TriTerm Medical plan offering the opportunity to renew for up to 36 months. Discounts vary depending on how long you choose your plan.
For example, if you select a three-month plan, you will pay $50 for each month that you choose to continue coverage. A six-month plan costs $75, a nine-month plan is priced at $100, and a twelve-month plan is available for $125. These prices include taxes but do not account for an annual deductible. If you have an annual deductible, you can expect to pay it out of your own pocket before your policy begins.
Triton also offers discount rates on vision care and dental plans. These additional benefits are available after you have been a member for at least 30 days. When you sign up for these plans, you will be given a list of doctors who participate in their network. You must visit one of these providers to receive your discount.
It is important to note that not all carriers offer all plans lengths. If this is the case for your carrier, you will not be able to choose between them. You may be required to purchase a shorter plan instead.