12/21/2017 12:52:05 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Following the first deadline for 2018 coverage, 108,540 Minnesotans have enrolled in private health coverage through MNsure. Yesterday, December 20, was the deadline for coverage beginning January 1. Minnesotans have until January 14 to sign up for coverage starting February 1, 2018.
Last year after the first deadline, MNsure had 96,540 enrollments, putting this year 12,000 enrollments ahead of last year at this time, or 12.5 percent.
"Minnesotans need and want affordable health coverage," said MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole. "MNsure is the only place where Minnesotans can get tax credits averaging over $7,000 per year and we encourage anyone out there still not covered to come to MNsure.org to shop and compare plans."
Yesterday was the busiest day of this year's open enrollment with nearly 8,000 calls to the call center, 64,000 visits to MNsure.org and 5,600 health plan comparison tool sessions.
In addition to over 108,000 private health coverage enrollments, MNsure has received 10,210 dental enrollments, putting its total enrollments for 2018 at 118,750.
The 2018 open enrollment period is November 1, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Ninety-six percent of Minnesotans have health coverage--the highest percentage in state history. This year, an individual earning up to $48,240 a year, or a family of four earning up to $98,400 a year could qualify. More information can be found at MNsure.org.