Independent Care Health Plan is a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) for BadgerCare Plus. Once you are enrolled in BadgerCare Plus, you will receive a packet in the mail that gives you information about the HMOs available to you in your county.
BadgerCare Plus is a State/Federal program that provides health coverage for Wisconsin families. It replaces the former AFDC-Medicaid, Healthy Start and BadgerCare programs. BadgerCare Plus has three major health care benefit plans: Standard, Benchmark and Core.
The Core Plan for childless adults is an expansion of the BadgerCare Plus program that allows health care coverage for adults who do not qualify for the other BadgerCare Plus plans or Medicaid. The Core Plan covers basic health care services including primary and preventive care, generic and a limited number of brand name prescription drugs.
The iCare BadgerCare Plus plan is available for children under age 19, pregnant women, parents and caretakers of children under 19, young adults leaving foster care when they turn 18, parents with children in foster care, farm families, self-employed families and families at lower-income levels who do not have health insurance. In addition, some childless adults with low income or no access to employee-sponsored health insurance may qualify under the Core Plan. Service area is Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington and Waukesha counties.
Applicants must submit a signed and completed application form through the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services to complete the BadgerCare Plus application process. You may fill out an online application at access.wisconsin.gov, schedule a face-to-face interview at your local county/tribal office, mail-in the application form or complete a telephone interview. For questions about the application, contact your local agency, call the State’s Member Services hotline at 1-800-362-3002, or log on to badgercareplus.org.