MNsure Bulletin: new special enrollment for uninsured Minnesotans coming soon & more

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MNsure Bulletin

February 4, 2021

Special Enrollment Period Starts Feb. 16

Beginning Tuesday, February 16, MNsure is opening a three-month special enrollment period to help any Minnesotan not currently enrolled through MNsure to secure health insurance coverage. It will run through May 17.

This announcement follows the nationwide special enrollment period established by President Biden for those states who use, the federally run health insurance marketplace.

Note: If you experience a qualifying life event, qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, you can enroll through MNsure at any time of the year.

Using Your Coverage: Picking a Doctor

Picking a doctor

If you are already enrolled in health insurance for this year, a good first step in using the coverage is finding a doctor who is a primary care physician. This person is usually your go-to if you get sick or hurt.

Here are some things to consider when looking for a doctor:

  1. Do they accept your health insurance plan? Are they in-network? (Seeing an in-network provider helps keep your costs low.)
  2. Is their office in a location that’s easy for you to get to?
  3. Do you prefer to see a male or female doctor?

Read more about using your coverage on our website, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more tips.

Help Available

Get free local help

MNsure-certified brokers and navigators can help you apply and enroll in coverage.

Call the Contact Center at 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities). Hours are on our website.

Online Support

Need help, but don't have time to call? We have an online help tool that is tailored to assist with our most common questions.

You can find information about common technical issues, submitting an appeal, checking on the status of your enrollment, how to get help with a Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare case, and more.

Upcoming Meetings

Consumer and Small Employer Advisory Committee Meeting
February 23, 2:30 - 5 p.m.
This meeting is being broadcast through live-streaming video and audio.

Health Industry Advisory Committee Meeting
February 25, 2 – 4 p.m.
This meeting is being broadcast through live-streaming video and audio.

MNsure is committed to accessibility and provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Please submit your specific request for reasonable accommodations to at least two weeks in advance of the event date. We appreciate your interest in MNsure.

In the News

"MNsure to launch 3-month special enrollment period in February" (Bring Me the News)

"MNsure Opening Special 3-Month Enrollment Period" (Valley News Live)

"MNsure will open 3-month special enrollment period Feb. 16" (Associated Press)

"Minnesota's uninsured rate held steady in first half of 2020" (Red Lake Nation News)