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Employer Enrollment for New Employers

Steps to Getting New Coverage

Small employers may choose any one month in which to enroll. See coverage effective dates and deadlines. (See the Renew Coverage page for instructions on how to renew coverage.)

The MNsure SHOP team strongly encourages small employers to use a broker. Find a MNsure-certified broker.

  1. Review 2017 health plans and rates using the 2017 Small Business Shopping Tool (Excel).
  2. Complete the employer application. If you offer more than one medical plan to your employees, you must select a reference plan.
  3. Submit your application to MNsure SHOP.

What to Expect During the Enrollment Process

Learn more about what to expect during the enrollment process.

View the new group enrollment process video, webinar and guide on the SHOP Forms and Guides page.

Enrollment Deadlines for Employers New to MNsure 

​To ensure timely enrollment, it is important to adhere to posted due dates. Please give immediate attention to any SHOP inquiries regarding submitted documents. Delays may result in an alternative coverage effective date.

Coverage effective date Employer application must be received by First premium payment due
Feb 1, 2017 Dec 28,2016 Jan 15, 2017
Mar 1, 2017 Jan 26, 2017 Feb 15 2017
Apr 1, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Mar 15, 2017
May 1, 2017 Mar 27, 2017 Apr 15, 2017
Jun 1, 2017 Apr 27, 2017 May 15, 2017
Jul 1, 2017 May 29, 2017 Jun 15, 2017
Aug 1, 2017 Jun 27, 2017 Jul 15, 2017
Sep 1, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 Aug 15, 2017
Oct 1, 2017 Aug 28, 2017 Sep 15, 2017
Nov 1, 2017 Sep 27, 2017 Oct 15, 2017
Dec 1, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

Open enrollment is from November 15 through December 15. When enrollment for a January 1 effective date is completed during this time frame, participation and contribution requirements are waived.

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