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Plan Premium Lookup

Information Needed to Use the Plan Premium Lookup

  • The ZIP code and county where you lived for each month of 2017 that you had coverage in a private health plan (also known as a qualified health plan or QHP). If you moved from one county to another during 2017, you need to look for the second lowest cost silver plan (SLCSP) premium in each county you lived in for the months you were there.
  • The birth date of each member of your coverage family. Your coverage family includes everyone in your family who was enrolled in a private health plan through MNsure, but excludes those family members who had access to other minimum essential coverage during the tax year. Individuals who have access to other minimum essential coverage are not eligible for the premium tax credit. The number of people in your coverage family may have changed from month to month. If any member of your family had access to or was enrolled in other minimum essential coverage for any month, do not include that person in your coverage family when looking up the SLCSP premium for that month. For more information on minimum essential coverage and who can take the premium tax credit see IRS instructions for Form 8962 (PDF).
  • The date your health care coverage began. This is your policy start date and is listed on your Form 1095-A in Part I, box 10.
  • The date you selected your 2017 plan. This is to identify the second-lowest-cost silver plan that was available to you at the time you enrolled.
    • If you were automatically renewed for your 2017 plan, enter November 1, 2016, as the date you selected a plan.
    • If you selected your plan online at mnsure.org, you can login to your account and go the enrollment screen to view plan dates.
    • If you enrolled during open enrollment for 2017, then you can refer to your enrollment confirmation notice.
    • If you’re still having trouble recalling the date you selected your 2017 plan, use your own records or best recollection of the date.

How to Use the Plan Premium Lookup

Open the Plan Premium Lookup (it will open in a new browser tab or window).

Plan Premium Lookup

1. Your Information

  • Enter your date of birth.
  • Enter the date you selected your 2017 private plan through MNsure.
  • Enter the date when your coverage began (policy start date). If you are looking up the SLCSP for a month your family experienced a change in coverage, then enter the first date of the month you experienced the change.
  • Click the Continue button.

2. Months Covered

  • Select all the month(s) in 2017 you had private coverage.
  • If you or a member of your household were already enrolled in a Medica plan when you selected your 2017 plan, then check the box indicating you were covered by Medica.
  • Click the Continue button.

3. ZIP Code and County

  • Enter the ZIP code where you lived when you had private coverage. (If you moved last year when you had coverage, you will be able to add another ZIP code later.) 
  • Click the Search button.
  • Select the County where you lived.

4. Months Lived in County

  • Select the months you lived at that ZIP code and county.
  • Click the Continue button.

5. ZIP Code and County

  • If you moved to a different county for any of the months you had private coverage, enter the ZIP code and county for that location (repeat steps in #3 and #4).
  • If you don't have another location to add click the Continue button.

6. Confirm Locations

  • Review the information to confirm your locations for the months you had private coverage.
  • Use the Modify button to change information about the months you were covered.
  • Click the Continue button.

7. Your Coverage Family

  • Select Yes or No to answer whether there are other people in your coverage family. In most cases, you will enter each person listed on your Form 1095-A. Do not enter members of your coverage family who had access to other minimum essential coverage.
  • Depending on your answer, you’ll click the Add another person or the Continue button.

8. Family Members

  • If you chose to add more people, enter the date of birth for each person in your household who had private coverage.
  • Select the months each person was covered.
  • Continue to add more people as needed by clicking the Add another person button.
  • Finish adding people by clicking the Continue button.

9. All Family Members

  • Review the birth dates and coverage months for each member of your coverage family. If there are no edits, click the Continue button.

10. Monthly Amount Summary

  • The summary screen shows the second lowest cost silver plan premium amount for each month your coverage family had private coverage.
  • Enter these amounts on Form 8962. See 8962 instructions for important information.
  • You may want to print a copy of this page for your records.

Additional Information

For tax-related questions consult a tax specialist or visit the IRS website.

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