The COVID-19 emergency may end this year. If it does, Wisconsin Medicaid rules will change. If you are over the age of 65 and getting Wisconsin Medicaid, make sure to enroll in Medicare before March 31st so you do not have a gap in coverage or lose your health insurance.
You could lose your health insurance if you:
- turned 65 in the last two years.
- did not enroll in Medicare.
- have Wisconsin now but no longer meet the program rules when it is time to renew.
Contact the Social Security Administration by March 31 to see if you can enroll in Medicare:
- Call: 800-772-1213 (TTY 800-325-0778)
- Enroll online: http://www.ssa.gov/
- View the Medicare General Enrollment Period Reminder flyer here (accessible pdf).
- Learn about health care programs and things you need to do during the on-going COVID-19 medical emergency here.
- Log in at access.wi.gov to make sure your current address, phone, and email is on file.
To get free and unbiased help with Medicare, you can contact the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) at any of the following resources:
- Disability Rights Wisconsin Part D Helpline: 800-926-4862
- Wisconsin Medigap Helpline: 800-242-1060
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers: Contact information for your local center can be found via Find an ADRC page here.
- Medicare Counseling for WI Residents: SHIP Program page
- 211: Contact a 211 specialist via phone at 211 or view the 211 directory for local county services here.