1/20/2015 10:14:43 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Joe Campbell
Marketing and Communications Director
ST. PAUL, Minn.-Today, MNsure announced more than 100,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage since November 15, 2014, the start of the 2015 open enrollment period.
"We are encouraged by this news, as well as the fact that so many Minnesotans are obtaining the health insurance coverage they need through MNsure," said CEO Scott Leitz. "As we enter the final weeks of this open enrollment period, we're stepping on the gas to make sure all Minnesotans know about the benefits of MNsure."
To date, MNsure has enrolled 43,730 in a qualified health plan, 16,583 in MinnesotaCare and 40,441 in Medical Assistance, for a total enrollment of 100,754.
During the last open enrollment period, MNsure reached the 100,000 enrollment mark on February 21, 2014, a full month later than this year's open enrollment period. Last year's open enrollment period also started a full six weeks earlier than this year's open enrollment period.
"We're enrolling more than 10,000 Minnesotans into coverage every week through MNsure on average," said Leitz. "This is credit to a more robust assister network, as well as a stable online enrollment system. I'm confident our numbers will continue to grow as the open enrollment deadline nears."
Sunday, February 15, is the final deadline to make plan selection and payment for coverage starting March 1, 2015. This is also the last day of open enrollment and the last day to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure before the next open enrollment period begins.
This deadline does not apply to Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare recipients or participants in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).
As of May 2014, 95 percent of Minnesotans have health coverage-the highest percentage in state history.