11/10/2016 2:56:56 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marie Harmon
ST. PAUL, Minn.—More Minnesotans have shopped early and enrolled in comprehensive health care coverage though MNsure than ever before. In just the first nine days, more than 20,000 Minnesotans enrolled through the state's health care exchange. It took about six weeks to achieve this milestone last year.
The results of this week's elections do not change MNsure's focus on providing high quality customer service to Minnesotans shopping for health care coverage and encouraging Minnesotans to take advantage of the financial assistance available only through MNsure.
As it stands, there have been no changes to the Affordable Care Act. Minnesotans who enroll during the current open enrollment period will have coverage throughout 2017 as long as they pay their monthly premiums on time. Insurance agreements completed through MNsure are contracts between an individual consumer and their health insurance company.
Below are updated numbers for the 2017 open enrollment season.
Since the start of open enrollment, MNsure has seen:
MNsure's Contact Center opened at 8 a.m. today, and these numbers are as of 2:00 p.m.
The 2017 open enrollment period began on November 1, 2016, and ends on January 31, 2017. Minnesotans eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can enroll year-round. As of February 2016, 96 percent of Minnesotans have health coverage—the highest percentage in state history.