Why Do You Need Health Insurance?

  • With medical costs already very high and rising each year, medical bills and other medical treatments, overnight hospital visits and surgeries can create an unmanageable financial burden.
  • Getting insured is directly tied to receiving good healthcare. Except for those with inexhaustible financial resources, health insurance is the only option to have a choice in your healthcare provider and an opinion in the care you receive.
  • Side by side to people with Wisconsin insurance coverage, people without insurance experience higher mortality rates from cancer, diabetes and other similar major noncommunicable illnesses. These results occur due to the fact that people without insurance usually delay care until their health deteriorates more.

Average Individual Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Average Family Wisconsin Health Insurance Rates vs. US

Source: NCSL

Wisconsin Residents without Healthcare Coverage vs. US

Source: CDC

Wisconsin Obesity Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Wisconsin Diabetes Rate vs. US

Source: CDC

Wisconsin Tobacco Usage Rates vs. US

Source: CDC

Important Contact Information

Wisconsin Department of Insurance
125 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3474
Phone: (800) 236-8517
Website

Health Insurance Guides for Nearby States