Your Health Insurance Card
After you enroll in a private health plan and pay your first month's premium, you will receive a membership package with your insurance card and summary of benefits and coverage detailed information. (If you are enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare visit the Department of Human Services' website for new member information.)
Your Health Insurance Card Comes from Your Insurance Company
You will get your insurance card in the mail from your insurance company. Not all insurance cards are alike, but your card will contain basic information about your plan including some of the following:
- Insurance company name.
- Phone number to call for questions and help.
- Member name: This usually lists who purchased the insurance or the individual covered by the plan.
- Member number: This number is used to identify you so your provider knows how to bill your health plan.
- Plan type: this indicates your plan's provider network such as HMO or PMO.
- Co-pay: the amount you will owe when you get health care.
Bring your health insurance card with you when you go to the doctor or pharmacy.
If You Don't Have Your Insurance Card and You Need Care
If you need medical services or need to fill a prescription and you don't have your insurance card yet, contact your insurance company at one of the numbers below:
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Blue Plus: 800-382-2000 or 651-662-8000
- HealthPartners: 952-883-5900 or 855-813-3887
- Medica: 888-592-8211
- UCare: 612-676-6600 or 877-903-0070
- Delta Dental: 855-643-3582
- Dentegra: 800-471-0284
If you have questions about your coverage, call your insurance company to get help.