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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015!
(Posted on December 4, 2014)

Now is the time for consumers to update information, change plans, renew coverage or enroll for the first time!

Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace at, contact the call center 24/7 at 1-800-318-2596 or find a local enrollment assistance counselor to apply. Remember, consumers have until December 15, 2014 to enroll or make changes which would take effect January 1, 2015. Find Southern Wisconsin Collaborative Navigators to find enrollment assistance resources and read more.

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Covering Kids & Families (CKF) works to maximize participation in health insurance coverage and other services that promote the health and well-being of children and families. 

We work through a statewide coalition of agencies and partners, including public (state and local government) agencies, non-profit community-based organizations, schools, healthcare providers, insurance carriers and UW-Extension.


Our work focuses on:

CKF receives grants and contracts from:

  • Evjue Foundation
  • Meta Schroeder Beckner Fund, UW-Madison School of Human Ecology
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Milwaukee County
  • UW Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment
  • UWSMPH Partnership Fund
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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Enrollment Assistance Events in Milwaukee and Dane Counties

Click on the Milwaukee County Event Calendar or the the Dane County Event Calendar to see where you can find in-person assistance in these areas. You can always call CKF at 608-261-1455 or 414-270-4677 for additional help!

Find Enrollment Assistance from Wisconsin Navigators

Click on this map to see where are assigned to manage enrollment.

Come Work with Us

Covering Kids & Families has 1 to 2 positions open for Health Insurance Literacy Outreach Specialists to work in Wisconsin communities on grant-funded projects focused on health insurance literacy, including financial aspects of health insurance.

We’re seeking someone with two or more years of experience in conducting health and/or social service education, building community partnerships, writing for diverse audiences, and project management. Understanding of health care and health insurance required. Existing experience with or understanding of Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act preferred.

Applications due no later than: December 15, 2014.

Learn more about this opportunity at UW Madison’s employment website.

Updated for 2015!
Health Insurance Enrollment Fact Sheets

Download these free fact sheets to help educate consumers, staff, yourselves and others interested in assuring that Wisconsinites have accurate and easy-to-understand information when picking a health insurance plan.

Download materials from the Wisconsin 2014 Enrollment Conference

Click here to select and print the speaker materials that interest you for Open Enrollment.