MADISON, Wis. — More than 221,000 Wisconsinites enrolled in health insurance this year on, the state’s highest enrollment period since 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday.

The CMS noted 221,128 Wisconsinites signed up and there was an increase of 8,919 enrollees over the last period.

“It’s exciting to see thousands of Wisconsinites get the high-quality health care coverage they need for themselves and their families,” said Insurance Commissioner Nathan Houdek. “The work of our Health Care Coverage Partnership has helped connect stakeholders across the state to enroll more Wisconsinites in this coverage.”

Gov. Tony Evers launched the DHS OCI Health Care Coverage Partnership in 2019 to increase enrollment and health insurance literacy and improve enrollment retention. In 2020, this partnership launched as an accessible resource for consumers to get connected with enrollment information.

The CMS noted that during the open enrollment period, more than 43,000 Wisconsinites visited the website.

“We are proud of our competitive and reliable health insurance market in Wisconsin and glad to be able to provide a resource like to share information about that marketplace and connect consumers with enrollment assistance,” Houdek said. “Certified application counselors, navigators and insurance agents all pitched in throughout this period to connect consumers with the right health coverage and we are grateful to all the individuals around the state who helped get more people covered.”

The period ended on Jan. 15, 2023, but individuals may qualify still for special enrollment periods throughout the year because of personal circumstances.

People who have recently lost health coverage, gotten married or had a baby may qualify. Tribal members and their families may enroll in coverage at any time.

Wisconsinites can find out if they qualify for a special enrollment period by calling (877) 947-2211 or finding free help through Covering Wisconsin.


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