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Wisconsin Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Wisconsin.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Bankruptcy

How to File Bankruptcy in Wisconsin for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division
608.266.6860

Vocational Rehabilitation
Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
608.261.0050

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

HealthCare.gov
800.318.2596

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
800.236.8517 or 606.266.3585

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration

COBRA-Wisconsin
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
800.236.8517 or 606.266.3585

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

ForwardHealth
800.362.3002

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Family Care Partnership Program

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program
800.362.3002

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
BadgerCare Plus
800.362.3002

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Health Care Programs & Laws

Women’s Health & Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Sharing Medical Information with Family & Friends

Hill Burton Federally-Funded Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Centers

Community Clinics

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)

Breast & Cervical Cancer Treatment Program: Well Woman

Transportation

Local transit systems may provide free or discounted rates for low-income individuals and families. Some cities also offer bus passes, vouchers for taxi or ride-sharing services, or shuttle services for patients traveling to cancer treatments.

Dial 211 for assistance.

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Workforce Development

Agency: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Information and filing available here.  Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Payments can be made via debit card or direct deposit. Most claimants must register with the Wisconsin Job Service online while claiming unemployment benefits. Most claimants must conduct at least four job search activities per week, and record these activities in a verifiable way, in order to maintain eligibility for benefits. There are reemployment resources available for claimants on the main website. Frequently asked questions are answered here. There is a comprehensive guidebook available. Customer service can be reached by phone: (414) 435-7069 or toll-free (844) 910-3661.

Updates related to Wisconsin unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

Wis. Stat. 632.87(6) – Coverage of Clinical Trials

Who must cover the costs? Insurance policies, plans, or contracts

What must be covered? Routine patient care that is administered to an insured in a cancer clinical trial satisfying the criteria that it would be covered under the policy, plan, or contract if the insured were not enrolled in a cancer clinical trial. This coverage applies for clinical trials of any phase but is subject to the terms and conditions of the underlying plan or policy.

Requirements for Coverage: The trial must be designed and the treatment intended to improve the health outcomes of the patient; it may not be designed exclusively to test toxicity or disease pathophysiology. The trial must also do one of the following: (a) Tests how to administer a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer, (b) Test responses to a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer, (c) Compare the effectiveness of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer with that of other health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer, or (d) Study new uses of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer.

Qualifying Trials: The trial must be approved by one of the following: (1) NIH, or one of its cooperative groups or centers, under the federal department of health and human services, (2) The FDA, (3) The U.S. Dept. of Defense; or (4) the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

(Current as of 08/2022)