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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.

 

Employment

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

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

State Fair Employment Agency
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division
608.266.6860
www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/

Vocational Rehabilitation
Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
608.261.0050
www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Wisconsin Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
800.236.8517 or 606.266.3585
www.oci.wi.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Wisconsin
Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
800.236.8517 or 606.266.3585
www.oci.wi.gov

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
BadgerCare Plus
800.362.3002
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/wi/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicaid Programs

Triage Cancer Guide to Medicaid Expansion

ForwardHealth
800.362.3002
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid

State Medicaid Program for In-Home Care
Family Care Partnership Program
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/familycare/fcp-index.htm

Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program
800.362.3002
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/p-10095.htm

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)
www.medicare.gov

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
800.472.1638
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/benefit-specialists/medicare-counseling.htm

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Department of Workforce Development
www.dwd.wisconsin.gov

Agency: Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Information and filing available at https://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $370. Benefits can be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. 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: https://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/faqs/. There is a comprehensive guidebook available at: https://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/handbook/. 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: https://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/covid19/public/ui.htm

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

Coverage of Clinical Trials W.S.A. 632.87 (6):

No policy, plan, or contract may exclude coverage for the cost of any 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, and must satisfy all of the following criteria:

It’s designed and the treatment is intended to improve the health outcomes of the patient, it is not designed exclusively to test toxicity or disease pathophysiology and the trial does one of the following: (a) Tests how to administer a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer. (b) Tests responses to a health care service, item, or drug for the treatment of cancer. (c) Compares 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. (d) Studies new uses of health care services, items, or drugs for the treatment of cancer. The trial is approved by one of the following: (a) NIH, or one of its cooperative groups or centers, under the federal department of health and human services. (b) The FDA (c) The federal department of defense. (d) The VA

The coverage that may not be excluded under this subsection shall apply to all phases of a cancer clinical trial.  The coverage that may not be excluded under this subsection is subject to all terms, conditions, restrictions, exclusions, and limitations that apply to any other coverage under the policy, plan, or contract, including the treatment under the policy, plan, or contract of services performed by participating and nonparticipating providers. Nothing in the subsection requires a policy, plan, or contract to offer; or prohibits a policy, plan, or contract from offering; cancer clinical trial services by a participating provider. Nothing in this subsection requires services that are performed in a cancer clinical trial by a nonparticipating provider of a policy, plan, or contract to be reimbursed at the same rate as a participating provider of the policy, plan, or contract. (current as of 7/11)

http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2005/related/proposals/ab617.pdf