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Over 2,200 Minnesotans Have Signed up for Health Coverage through MNsure's Special Enrollment Period So Far

3/10/2021 3:00:00 PM


ST. PAUL, Minn.—2,285 Minnesotans have signed up for private health insurance coverage since the start of MNsure's special enrollment period on February 16. This three-month special enrollment period, which runs through Monday, May 17, is available to any Minnesotan who is uninsured or who is not currently enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure.

Minnesotans who want coverage to start on April 1 must enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Plans selected during the month of April will have an effective date of May 1, and plans selected by the May 17 deadline will have an effective date of June 1.

“We’ve seen strong interest in this special enrollment so far, but we know there are more Minnesotans out there who need comprehensive health coverage,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “Most people qualify for financial benefits available only through MNsure that help lower the cost of insurance. If you’re uninsured or have coverage outside of MNsure, go to to check out your options and see if you qualify for help."

For more information on how to enroll during this special enrollment period and frequently asked questions, please go to

Help is available—

  • MNsure has a statewide network of /help/find-assister/find-assister.jspexpert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge.
  • /help/contact-us/email-form.jspGet online help to access frequently requested services.
  • The /help/contact-us/index.jspMNsure Contact Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities).

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. Those currently enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure cannot use this special enrollment period to change plans.

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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