Helping Dane County residents pay for health insurance

Make too much to qualify for BadgerCare, but not enough to afford your health insurance? Use the Health Insurance Marketplace, but can’t afford your premiums? This program may help.

United Way of Dane County can help lower-income individuals and families who make too much to be eligible for BadgerCare purchase insurance in the Marketplace via our HealthConnect Premium Assistance Program. Made possible by generous donations from UW Health and Quartz, HealthConnect can pay the balance of eligible participants’ monthly health insurance premium not covered by the Premium Tax Credit available through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Open enrollment begins November 1 and runs through December 15. If you enroll in your plan within that time and are eligible for HealthConnect assistance, the entire cost of your monthly premium can be covered starting January 2021. Simply apply today to get the help you need.

See if You Qualify for HealthConnect

In order to qualify for our HealthConnect Premium Assistance program, you must:

Monthly Income

Family of 1:  $1,063 – $1,595
Family of 2:  $1,437 – $2,155
Family of 3:  $1,810 – $2,715
Family of 4:  $2,183 – $3,275

More than 4? For each person add: $374

Yearly Income

Family of 1:  $12,760 – $19,140
Family of 2:  $17,240 – $25,860
Family of 3:  $21,720 – $32,580
Family of 4:  $26,200 – $39,300

More than 4? For each person add: $4,480

If you have questions or run into issues applying, call our United Way 211 helpline.

HealthConnect is available on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as resources remain available. Apply today!

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What People Say

I was having a mental health crisis before HealthConnect, knowing that maintaining my physical health would ruin me financially. Now I can afford to be alive. THANK YOU!​
HealthConnect Enrollee
HealthConnect has helped me put some of my financial worries aside and concentrate on a living a happier lifestyle. I’m now able to pay off my debt and see my doctor on a regular basis to help with my family history of heart disease.
HealthConnect Enrollee

Our Numbers


had health insurance premiums paid to date in 2019.

$ 912000
Premiums Paid

for health insurance in Dane County to date in 2019.

50 %
received preventative care

after enrolling in HealthConnect.

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