12/20/2013 10:14:43 AM
Q: Can I send my check on January 10 and still get coverage?
A: No, your payment must arrive by the close of business on January 10 for coverage to be guaranteed and retroactive to January 1.
Q: I have already been told I am eligible for (MinnesotaCare / Medical Assistance). Do I need to do anything else?
A: Individuals who qualify for Medical Assistance through MNsure do not need to take any further steps for health insurance coverage to begin January 1, 2014. Minnesotans already determined eligible for MinnesotaCare will get coverage January 1 even if they have not received a premium bill. MinnesotaCare enrollees should pay their premium bill as soon as they receive it.
Q: I already selected a plan and I have paid, too. Do I need to take any more steps?
A: No, you are all set. You will have coverage beginning January 1.
Q: Can I apply and enroll online at MNsure.org on Sundays?
A: The application and enrollment side of MNsure.org is now open from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
Q: I already enrolled and paid, but I want to change my insurance plan. Can I do that?
A: You may not change your health insurance plan once you have chosen a plan and payment method.
Beginning January 1, 2014, all U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have health insurance coverage. For those Minnesotans who are uninsured, underinsured or looking for new coverage choices, MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses will be able to get quality health coverage at a fair price. MNsure will empower more than 1 million Minnesotans to compare, choose and get help finding health care coverage. It will facilitate enrollment in public and private health insurance, determine eligibility for premium tax credits and allow Minnesotans to shop and compare between health care coverage options.
Open enrollment through MNsure began October 1, 2013, and runs through March 31, 2014. For more information about MNsure, how it will benefit Minnesota consumers and businesses, and how to provide input visit www.mnsure.org.