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MNsure Announces Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Minnesotans

3/20/2020 2:29:51 PM

MNsure announced a 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance in response to the potential growth of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP that begins Monday, March 23, and runs through April 21, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through MNsure.org.

“As more cases of COVID-19 are diagnosed throughout the state, we want to make sure every Minnesotan has the security of health insurance to ensure they can get the care they need if they contract this serious illness,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “Uninsured Minnesotans can come to MNsure.org to sign up for coverage.”

Individuals seeking coverage can visit MNsure.org to complete an application and enroll in coverage. They must select a plan by April 21 for coverage start date beginning April 1.

Note: Individuals who enroll after April 1 but before 11:59 p.m. on April 21 will have a retroactive coverage start date of April 1.

Instructions for MNsure certified assisters helping a consumer who may be eligible for this SEP:

  • If the consumer is new to MNsure, they should create an account and submit an online application. If the consumer is determined eligible for a qualified health plan (QHP), the consumer will not need to call MNsure. They will need to select the appropriate “COVID-19 SEP” drop-down option after submitting their application.
  • If the consumer has applied in the past and has QHP eligibility, they will need to call MNsure. Once the consumer attests that they do not currently have insurance, MNsure will assist the consumer with the enrollment process.
  • MNsure would like to request that assisters with policy questions regarding the COVID-19 SEP send an email to navigators@mnsure.org or brokers@mnsure.org. If you are assisting a client who needs to enroll with this SEP, please call into the ARC or Broker Service Line.

Minnesotans who have lost or will lose health insurance through their employer may also be eligible for a special enrollment period through MNsure. Specific details, verifications and key dates are located on /new-customers/enrollment-deadlines/special-enrollment/sep-le/lost-coverage/index.jspMNsure.org. Coverage would start the first day of the month following the date when they have selected a plan, but not before their other qualifying health coverage ends.

Minnesotans who experience another /new-customers/enrollment-deadlines/special-enrollment/sep-le/index.jspqualifying event (such as marriage, birth of a child or a move) are also eligible to shop for coverage and/or those who qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare or are a member of a federally recognized /new-customers/who-can-enroll/american-indians/index.jspAmerican Indian tribe can sign up at any time year round on /new-customers/index.jspMNsure.org.

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