Important Notice about the HIRSP Sunset
On November 14th, both President Obama and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced proposed changes to healthcare policy. President Obama’s announcement has NO IMPACT on HIRSP and its members; however, Governor Walker’s announcement may.
The Governor is proposing legislation that would allow HIRSP to extend coverage to the majority of its members for an additional 90 days, until March 31, 2014. This measure must still pass a special session of the legislature. The extension is intended to give extra time to members who are having difficulty securing new coverage in the online Marketplace.
HIRSP has prepared an important FAQ about the Governor’s proposal. Click here to read it.
re: HIRSP Federal Applications.
Effective March 2, 2013, the HIRSP Federal Plan can no longer accept new applications due to Federal budget constraints. Any new HIRSP Federal Plan applications MUST be received by midnight on March 1, 2013 to be considered for coverage. This enrollment freeze DOES NOT impact the HIRSP state plans. The HIRSP state plans will continue to enroll new members. Existing HIRSP and HIRSP Federal Plan members are not affected by this change and their coverage continues to be in effect. Please contact us at (888) 253-2698 or email at HIRSPweb@wpsic.com with questions.
Click here to view the presentation for HIRSP Certified Agents (for reference only).
Many agents around the state are conducting their own healthcare reform outreach events – information sessions, enrollment events, and "town hall"-style meetings. Others have created informational materials and posted them on agency websites. If you are hosting any events, or producing any materials that might help HIRSP members better understand their options and ultimately enroll in a new plan, HIRSP would like to help promote your efforts. Click here to fill out the form, and we'll include your event on this page, and in Facebook mentions and weekly healthcare reform emails.
HIRSP offers 2 plan options
- The HIRSP Plan is for an individual who has recently been insured.
- HIRSP Medicare Supplement Plan is for individuals who are on Medicare because of a disability or for current HIRSP members who turn 65 while enrolled in HIRSP.
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