MNsure’s COVID-19 Emergency 30-day Special Enrollment Period (SEP) ended on April 21. Between March 23 and April 21, over 23,000 Minnesotans applied for health care coverage. By the numbers (March 23-April 21):
- Enrolled in private insurance plans through MNsure: 9,482.
- Applied for public programs through MNsure: 13,739.
- Total applying for coverage during SEP: 23,221.
While the Emergency SEP for uninsured Minnesotans has ended, there are still ways to get covered. Go to MNsure.org to learn more about:
- Loss of employer insurance: Minnesotans who have recently lost or will lose insurance through their employer may qualify for a special enrollment period to enroll in a plan through MNsure and avoid a gap in coverage.
- Other qualifying life events: Minnesotans who experience another qualifying life event (such as marriage, birth or adoption of a child, or a move) may also be eligible to shop for coverage.
- Low- or no-cost coverage: Minnesotans who qualify, can access low- or no-cost coverage through Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
- American Indians: Members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe can also sign up at any time year-round.
Where to find help:
- MNsure has a statewide network of expert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge.
- Go to MNsure.org and click on “Find Free Help.”
- The MNsure Contact Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, at 651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873.