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Wisconsin website had wrong insurance deadline

Posted Friday, March 14, 2014 --- 4:13 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services says its website saying that BadgerCare recipients have to sign up for private health insurance by Saturday in order to have it in place next month is wrong.

Department spokeswoman Stephanie Smiley says BadgerCare recipients who are losing coverage at the end of the month have until March 31 to sign up through the private insurance marketplace and have that start in April.

The department's website as of Friday afternoon said they had to sign up by March 15 if they wanted coverage starting in April. The date was changed to March 31 minutes after The Associated Press inquired about it.

Those who have no insurance have to sign up by Saturday to get coverage effective April 1.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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