Wisconsinites Who Lost Health Insurance Have Options
Gov. Tony Evers encouraged Wisconsinites who have lost their health insurance coverage at any point this year to visit www.HealthCare.gov to enroll in healthcare coverage that works for them.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, allowing people who lost coverage through their employer and were previously prevented from enrolling in coverage due to COVID-19 to apply for coverage through an extended special enrollment period (SEP). Wisconsinites also might be eligible to enroll in a plan if they have experienced a qualifying life event, such as getting married or having a baby.
Wisconsinites who have lost coverage can work with an enrollment assister or an agent to enroll in a new insurance plan through HealthCare.gov, which may be more affordable than using a health insurance extension from their employer under the federal COBRA provision. Some individuals may also be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through BadgerCare.
Voter Registration Drive-Thru at Miller Park Sept. 22
As part of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22, the first statewide Voter Registration Drive-Thru will take place at Miller Park. Register to vote and request your absentee ballot to ensure you’ll be ready to do your civic duty come November 3. https://www.mlb.com/brewers/community/vote.
Wisconsin Elections Commission Mailer
On Sept. 1, the Wisconsin Elections Commission sent an informational mailer regarding voting options to 2.6 million registered voters across the state. The mailer was unanimously approved by the bipartisan Commission and they directed staff to carry out the creating, printing, and distribution of this mailer. The Commission determined that all registered voters who did not have an active request on file for the November General Election would receive the mailer. The mailer contains both an information sheet on all three ways a voter can cast their ballot for November and a blank absentee ballot request form.
If you already requested an absentee ballot, you do not need to take any action. Voters can confirm their request by looking up their information on MyVote using the absentee request status lookup tool: https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ViewMyAbsenteeRequest.
Home Improvement Incentives from Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy helps utility customers across Wisconsin live more efficiently and comfortably. They’re helping our state thrive—home by energy-efficient home. See how you can save up to $1,800 on qualified home improvements: https://www.focusonenergy.com/myhome
You can also receive free packs of energy efficient light bulbs and/or shower heads (one per household every three years) to make your home more energy efficient affordably. https://focusonenergy.techniartmarketplace.com/
Dog Park Trail Closure
The trail from Cleveland Ave. to the West Allis Dog Park south entrance will be closed from 9/16/20 to 10/5/20. The Streets Department is clearing debris from Hale Creek. Thank you for avoiding the trail while this work is completed.
New Gateway Signage Installed
You may notice new City signage in boulevards at the following locations:
- 60th & KK Parkway
- Beloit Ave. & Oklahoma Ave.
- 76th & Oklahoma Ave.
- 76th & Pierce St.
- 92nd & Oklahoma Ave.
- 92nd & Schlinger Ave.
- 124th & Cleveland Ave.
The new gateway signage at these City entrance points are now refreshed to align with our new branding and to represent the modern, progressive City we are. No residential tax dollars were used to create these signs, which were funded by fees collected from municipal room tax revenue, and by law must be spent on branding or tourism initiatives.
Food Truck Friday and Pop Up Art Crawl
Support local businesses and enjoy some socially-distanced activities this weekend. On Friday, West Allis Farmers Market hosts its Food Truck Friday Grab N Go from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Get dinner to go from some of the area’s best food trucks.
On Saturday, Inspiration Studios Gallery hosts the West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl at over 20 sites throughout West Allis. West Allis Pop Up Art Crawl is a one-day FREE event featuring artists from West Allis and beyond. Many will display and sell their wares on their lawns or porches. Local galleries and studios will host those who are not residents of West Allis. Drive by, walk by, stop by! View locations at www.westalliswi.gov/popupart.