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A GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE AND WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE FOR FARM FAMILIES Provides information about health insurance and limitations for work-related injuries.
A SHOPPER'S GUIDE TO CANCER INSURANCE Describes cancer insurance policies and the limitations many of these policies have.
ADDICTION SERVICES / ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
ADDICTION SERVICES / ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) HFS 75 Administrative Code on Substance Abuse Service Standards
ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY PREVENTION Education/Awareness Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Plan and implementation strategies.
ADOPTION General program information, forms for Adoption Assistance Amendment Payments.
AMBULANCE SERVICE PROVIDERS Listing of Ambulance Service Providers in Wisconsin by county
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES The ADA WI Partnership provides information, referral, training and technical assistance about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
ASBESTOS AND LEAD Information on asbestos or lead training or certification and on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA),
BADGERCARE PLUS BadgerCare Plus is a program for children under 19 years of age and families in Wisconsin who need and want health insurance.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
BIRTH TO 3 PROGRAM Identifies young children with delays and helps to ensure the family and their child receive the services they need within the family's natural environment.
BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE This is the Final Report of the Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Mental Health published in 1997. This document has specific recommendations, endorsed by the Governor, to improve Wisconsin's public mental health system with a focus on recovery, preven
BRAIN INJURY WAIVER PROGRAM Home and community-based services.
CENTERS FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED 24 Hour residential care & Active Treatment, which can include medical, nursing, psychological, educational/vocational, therapies, etc.
CHILD CARE Wisconsin's Child Care subsidy program, sometimes called "W-2 Child Care", helps families pay for child care. If the parent is eligible, child care can be subsidized for children under the age of 13 (up to 19 if special needs).
CHILD SUPPORT Description: The Child Support Program contributes to the well-being of children through the establishment of paternity and the establishment and enforcement of court-ordered child support and medical support obligations. For complete details of the services provided by the Bureau of Child Support Services please visit :
CHILD WELFARE Information on the implementation of the automated child welfare system statewide.
CHRONIC RENAL DISEASE The Wisconsin Chronic Renal Disease (CRD) Program pays Wisconsin health care providers for the treatment of chronic renal disease for certified CRD Program recipients after all other sources of payment have been used.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE FACT SHEETS The fact sheets provide the latest information about communicable diseases compiled by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Epidemiology Section.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION PROGRAM (CIP) Helps people with developmental disabilities relocate from state centers and nursing homes back to their communities. In limited circumstances CIP1 can help prevent someone from having to leave his/her community. Varied services include adaptive aids, a
COMMUNITY OPTIONS PROGRAM Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver Program similar to CIP 1.
COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND Provides funding to cover the cost of interpreters not covered by ADA or Rehab Act or other unique situations.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE AND PERSISTENT MENTAL ILLNESSES IN WI The purpose of a community support program is to provide effective and easily accessible treatment, rehabilitation and support services in the community where persons with serious and persistent mental illness live and work.
CONSUMER GUIDE TO HEALTH CARE The Guide has four sections with links to Wisconsin and national resources. The four sections are: Finding and Choosing Health Care Providers; Paying for Health Care; Dealing with Special Health Care Situations; and Becoming an Informed Health Care Consumer.
CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO DAY CARE LIABILITY INSURANCE Answers questions about liability insurance coverage for day care facilities.
CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO INSURANCE Provides general information about health, life, auto, homeowner's, and worker's compensation insurance.
CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO INSURANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Provides information about business, worker's compensation, health, and auto insurance.
CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO MANAGED CARE HEALTH PLANS IN WISCONSIN Provides information on all HMO and Limited Service Health Organization Plans in Wisconsin.
CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYERS Provides information on worker's compensation insurance requirements and answers frequently asked questions.
Declaration of Domestic Partnership (copy) Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
DEATH CERTIFICATE Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
DISABLED INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES Independent living centers provide peer support, information, referral, personal care and service coordination, training, advocacy.
DISABLED LONG-TERM COMMUNITY LIVING SUPPORT COP helps people get the long-term support they need to remain in their own homes and communities.
DISABLED TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS The WisTech Program provides information and resources on assistive technology.
DIVORCE CERTIFICATE Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTING Investigates the abuse or neglect of people aged 60 and over.
ELDER ALZHEIMER'S SUPPORT Provides services for families and individuals caring at home for someone with irreversible dementia.
ELDER BENEFITS COUNSELING Benefit specialists help people having problems with private or government benefits such as Medicare and Social Security.
ELDER COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT The Senior Community Service Employment Program provides part-time paid work in community services.
ELDER LONG TERM CARE SERVICES COP helps people get the long-term support they need to remain in their own homes and communities.
ELDER NUTRITION SERVICES The Elderly Nutrition Program provides nutritious meals in the company of other seniors or at home.
ELDER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Elder volunteers are linked with other elders or children with special needs to provide services and support.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) Wisconsin EMS is dedicated to developing and maintaining the EMS delivery system, ensuring that a uniform quality and standard of pre-hospital emergency medical care is available to all citizens and visitors of the State of Wisconsin.
ENFORCEMENT OF WISCONSIN FAIR EMPLOYMENT LAW Enforces Wisconsin Fair Employment Law that prohibits discrimination based on disability, as well as other protected bases, through education and complaint processing.
ENFORCEMENT OF WISCONSIN FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE LAW The complaint form, available for download, must be signed before a Notary Public, mailed to an Equal Rights Office and received within 30 days of the alleged violation.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES General information about various resources available dealing with environmental health concerns
FACT SHEET ON CONTINUATION AND CONVERSION IN HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES Describes a consumer's rights to continue or convert group health insurance coverage after losing previous eligibility for health insurance coverage.
FACT SHEET ON FOSTER PARENT LIABILITY INSURANCE Answers questions about liability insurance coverage for foster children.
FACT SHEET ON INSURANCE TERMINATIONS, DENIALS, AND CANCELLATIONS Summarizes the laws dealing with notice requirements when insurance coverage is terminated.
FACT SHEET ON MANAGED CARE CONSUMER PROTECTIONS IN WISCONSIN Describes consumer protections available to Wisconsin residents enrolled in managed care plans.
FACT SHEET ON MANDATED BENEFITS IN HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES Gives a brief description of current mandated benefits.
FACT SHEET ON STANDARD HEALTH INSURANCE FORMS Describes the requirements for billing formats to be used by providers and explanation of benefits and remittance advice forms used by insurers to explain claim payments.
FAMILY CARE OPTIONS FOR LONG-TERM CARE Family Care is a new, flexible long term care benefit being piloted by the state of Wisconsin in four counties during calendar year 2000.
FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM Info and help in finding services and maximizing community resources; purchase services and goods that cannot be bought through other services; help to build natural supports by linking families with other families.
FOODSHARE (FORMERLY FOOD STAMPS) The purpose of the Food Stamp Program is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health. It helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. In Wisconsin, county or tribal social/human services or Wisconsin Works (W-2 agency) agencies operate the program, with oversight by the Federal Government. The program is in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Gua
FOSTER CARE Information on the need for foster and adoptive families
GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE INDEX Survey results listing the monthly premiums for group health insurance policies for three hypothetical groups.
GUIDE TO LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE Explains different types of long-term care insurance and the types of policies sold in Wisconsin to cover long-term care expenses.
HEALTH CARE INSURANCE Frequently Asked Questions on Health Insurance
HEALTH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES FOR WOMEN General information regarding health issues for women.
HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN WISCONSIN Survey results listing the number of people covered by an HMO, Preferred Provider Organization, Point-of-Service Plan and traditional health insurance in Wisconsin.
HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (HIPAA) AND INSURANCE LAWS Provides a general overview of the new federal law as well as the changes made to state health insurance laws.
HOMELESS VETERANS ASSISTANCE Shelter, medical care, counseling for homeless or at-risk veterans
HOW TO REPORT A FOOD ILLNESS List of local public health departments to contact if you suspect food poisoning.
IMMUNIZATIONS Information on immunization programs and policies in Wisconsin
INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES FOR CHILDREN IN OUT-OF-HOME CARE Report on youth exiting foster care and recommendations for independent living services.
INFORMATION ABOUT DEAF, HARD OF HEARING OR DEAFBLIND. Office provides information, referral, support and training.
INFORMATION ON GENEALOGICAL REQUESTS Provides information on how to access genealogical information contained in Wisconsin records of birth, marriage and divorce.
INJURY PREVENTION Information on injury prevention programs, and injury data and statistical resources for consumers and health professionals.
INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT SERVICES Integrated multi-disciplinary treatment including psychiatric, nursing, activity therapies, vocational rehabilitation,etc.
INSURANCE COVERAGE AND AIDS Summarizes rules regarding health and life insurance underwriting and coverage for AIDS.
KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM-SPECIAL MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY The Katie Beckett Program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long term disabilities or complex medical needs, living at home with their families, to obtain a Wisconsin Medicaid card.
LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT LISTINGS General contact information for Wisconsin's Local Public Health Departments and Tribal Health Centers
LONG TERM CARE PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR WISCONSIN'S ELDERLY AND DISABLED ADULTS County agencies help people receive an MA card, personal care, employment counseling, a functional assessment and referrals.
LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE APPROVED POLICIES IN WISCONSIN Lists individual and group long-term care insurance policies, nursing home policies, and home health care policies including information regarding benefits and sample premiums.
MAMMOGRAMS: MANDATED INSURANCE COVERAGE Summarizes required coverage for mammograms under health insurance policies.
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
MEDICAID Medicaid is a joint federal/state program established in 1965 under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to pay for healthcare services for people with disabilities, people 65 years and older, children and their caretakers, and pregnant women who meet the
MEDICAID OVERVIEW Medicaid is a joint federal/state program established in 1965 under Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act to pay for healthcare services for people with disabilities, people 65 years and older, children and their caretakers, and pregnant women who meet the program's financial requirements.
MEDICAID PURCHASE PLAN The Medicaid Purchase Plan offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in work the opportunity to buy their Medicaid coverage.
MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE APPROVED POLICIES Lists all policies available in Wisconsin including benefits and current premiums.
MEDICARE+CHOICE - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Explains new options available to persons age 65 and over, and some disabled individuals under age 65, who are looking for information about the Medicare+Choice program.
MINORITY HEALTH General information regarding health issues for minorities.
NEWBORN SCREENING Wisconsin's Newborn Screening Program screens infants for 21 disorders. In addition to testing all newborns for these disorders, the program plays a crucial part in the care of infants who are diagnosed with these conditions.
NURSING HOMES Providing information about Wisconsin nursing homes
PATHWAYS TO INDEPENDENCE Wisconsin Pathways to Independence seeks to remove barriers to employment for people with severe disabilities and provide ready access to the comprehensive help they need in order to work.
SENIOR INSURANCE ISSUES The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) established the Senior Issues web page to assist seniors looking for help with purchasing insurance, comparing policies that supplement Medicare and making decisions on planning and paying for long-term care.
SENIORCARE SeniorCare is a new Prescription Drug Assistance Program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older who meet the eligibility criteria. The program is designed to help seniors with their prescription drug costs.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION General information about Wisconsin's Sexual Assault Prevention Program.
SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE TASK FORCE Governor Tommy G. Thompson has created a task force to address pressures on Wisconsin's small business insurance market. This location provides information on the task force including upcoming meetings, minutes of previous meetings and other information.
STATE LIFE INSURANCE FUND Information about the State Life Insurance Fund that offers life insurance to Wisconsin residents. This also includes a rate table and application information. For more information, call 1-800-562-5558 (Wisconsin residents only).
SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES On-line directory of AODA service providers and services they provide.
SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) AND CARETAKER SUPPLEMENT Cash benefits in amounts that depend on living arrangement, marital status, number of dependent children
SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT Recruitment, training assistance, transportation and counseling.
Termination of Domestic Partnership Certificate Provides application information and downloadable application forms.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM provides funding to cover the cost of items for telephone access
THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP) 1999 Report on hunger prevention services administered through government agencies in Wisconsin.
TOBACCO CONTROL The Tobacco Control Program coordinates a comprehensive, statewide effort to eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, prevent tobacco use initiation among youth, promote tobacco use cessation among adults and youth, identify and eliminate dispar
TOXIC CHEMICAL FACT SHEETS The Toxic Chemical Fact Sheets provide basic information about toxic chemical exposure for the general public.
TURNING POINT INITIATIVE Turning Point is a statewide planning initiative to transform the public health system and create a healthier Wisconsin.
VETERANS CLAIMS ASSISTANCE Assistance with claims for federal veterans benefits
VETERANS HEALTH CARE AID GRANT Grants up to $5,000 per year for medical treatment
VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERIES Interments (casket or urn) at three veterans cemeteries
VETERANS MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS PROGRAM Military funeral honors in WI for honorably discharged veterans
VETERANS SUBSISTENCE AID GRANT Temporary emergency financial assistance
VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) works with people with disabilities to provide a variety of employment-related services statewide.
WISCONSIN AIDS/HIV PROGRAM The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program is responsible for coordinating the state's public health response to the AIDS/HIV epidemic.
WISCONSIN DIABETES CONTROL PROGRAM General information about the Wisconsin Diabetes Control Program
WISCONSIN GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE Explains Medicare and supplemental insurance to cover those expenses not paid by Medicare.
WISCONSIN HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS [HMO] Informantion of Wisconsin Health Maintaince Organizations
WISCONSIN INTERPRETING AND TRANSLITERATING ASSESSMENT Provides information on the skill level of sign language interpreters as well as how to take assessment.
WISCONSIN PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM The Wisconsin Partnership Program (WPP) is an integrated health and long term care program for frail elderly and people with disabilities. The Partnership Program consists of several community-based organizations located in different geographical regions
WISCONSIN SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES PROGRAM The Sexually Transmitted Disease program provides services to prevent and control disease caused by sexually transmitted organisms.
WISCONSIN TUBERCULOSIS PROGRAM The Tuberculosis Program provides medication and educational services to prevent and control infection and disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
WISCONSIN VETERANS RETIREMENT HOMES Retirement and nursing home care
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC) Information about the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. WIC efforts promote and maintain the health and well being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and chil
WORKERS' COMPENSATION Workers Compensation
WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY (OSHA) General information regarding onsite occupational health / industrial hygiene consultation to assist Wisconsin employers in meeting their obligations and responsibilities covered under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.