Do you need health insurance assistance?
Healthcare Coverage or Supplemental/Secondary Coverage may be available for you if you fall within the income guidelines within the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
How to apply:
The only way to know if you are able to enroll in either a Michigan Medicaid or a Wisconsin Medicaid program is to apply. Michigan residents can apply anytime by going to www.michigan.gov/mibridges . Wisconsin residents can apply anytime by going to www.access.wi.gov. Or you can apply with your Department of Health and Human Service agency in person, by phone or by mail with a paper application. If you live in Michigan, you can apply right here at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital by contacting Gwen Gibson at(906) 776-5326. Gwen works in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The contact numbers for Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services: Marinette County: 1-888-732-7549, opt#1; Florence/Forest County: 1-888-794-5722
If you are not able to enroll in a Medicaid program thru your State, you may be eligible to purchase private health insurance through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. Generally, you can only purchase private health insurance thru the Marketplace once a year in the fall during open enrollment. However, if you have a change in your life like moving to a new state, losing your job, having a baby, getting married or divorced, etc., you may be able to purchase private health insurance outside of open enrollment. For more information about the Marketplace, go to www.HealthCare.gov or call our local Medical Care Access Coalition (MCAC) at (906) 774-3980
Benefits through Social Security:
Find out what benefits you may be eligible for through Social Security. There is a helpful on-line screening tool that is just a click away called BEST-Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool. This tool can be found at https://www.disability.gov/resource/benefit-eligibility-screening-tool-best/. Click on the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST) icon to answer a short series of questions. The tool will tabulate your answers and recommend which programs may be out there that could assist you financially. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213