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MNsure's Special Enrollment Period Begins Today and Runs Through Monday, May 17

2/16/2021 9:00:00 AM


ST. PAUL, Minn.—Starting today, Minnesotans can begin enrolling into private health insurance plans through MNsure's COVID-19 special enrollment period. Any uninsured Minnesotan, or those not currently enrolled in a plan through MNsure, will have until Monday, May 17, to enroll into coverage. This includes Minnesotans who have applied previously and were determined eligible for 2021 coverage but didn't pick a plan. Coverage begins* the first of the month following the plan selection date:

  • Select a plan February 16 through February 28: coverage starts March 1
  • Select a plan in March: coverage starts April 1
  • Select a plan in April: coverage starts May 1
  • Select a plan May 1 through May 17: coverage starts June 1

*Applicants are not able to choose a different start date.

"Although tens of thousands of Minnesotans have taken advantage of year-round special enrollment opportunities through MNsure, we know there are still thousands more who remain uninsured or have coverage elsewhere that has become unaffordable," said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. "Come to, check out our /shop-compare/compare/index.jspplan comparison tool to see what plans are available to you and get an estimate of your /financial-help/index.jspfinancial assistance options. Don't assume you make too much—most Minnesotans qualify for financial help."

Free enrollment assistance is available from /help/find-assister/find-assister.jspMNsure-certified brokers and navigators around the state. Set up a virtual or in-person appointment today. All private health insurance plans sold on MNsure are waiving cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and COVID-19 in-network hospitalization. These plans will also waive co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Please note — Minnesotans currently enrolled in health insurance coverage outside of MNsure should confirm their coverage options through MNsure before making changes to their current coverage.

MNsure is Minnesota's health insurance marketplace where individuals and families can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage that meets their needs. MNsure is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly insurance premium and out-of-pocket costs. Most Minnesotans who enroll through MNsure qualify for financial help.

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