Other Insurance

Senior Care, Marketplace and Cobra Health Insurance

Senior Care

SeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years or older and meet the enrollment requirements.  The program is designed to help senior with their prescription drug costs.

To enroll in SeniorCare you must:

  • Be a Wisconsin resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or have qualifying immigrant status
  • Be 65 years of age or older

Go to this Wisconsin SeniorCare link for more information or Call ADRC at 920-448-4300.

Marketplace Health Insurance

Marketplace is a term used to describe plans offered as part of the Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare”. All plans sold through Marketplace are considered qualified health plans which comply with the standards set by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Federal subsidies allow the plans to offer low-income individuals reduced costs for monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The plans are for persons who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Examples are a person under age 65 who don’t have health coverage and whose income disqualifies them for Medicaid.

Inquire about and apply for plans by phone at (800)318-2596 or online at www.healthcare.gov. The site allows a search for agents or a Navigator in your area who can assist you.

COBRA

COBRA allows former employees, retirees, spouses, former spouses, and dependent children who lose their health benefits the right to temporarily continue health coverage at a group rate under certain circumstances. Examples are Voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in hours, transition between jobs, death, divorce. The cost is higher than the active employee rate. The US Department of Labor has put together a publication that answers frequently asked questions about COBRA. Go to www.dol.gov/general/topic/health-plans/cobra or talk to your group health plan administrator for more information.

 

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

This office regulates the Wisconsin insurance market. They are in charge of protecting consumers from healthcare fraud and abuse. The website https://oci.wi.gov is a good source for information about Medicare supplement policies, private long-term care insurance policies, life insurance policies, annuities, and is the place to file a complaint or make inquiries regarding insurance agents or companies.

Medicare

Medicaid

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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