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Need Health Insurance for 2024? Join the Growing Number of Minnesotans Signing Up Through MNsure

12/8/2023 11:00:00 AM


ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure, Minnesota’s official health insurance marketplace, is encouraging Minnesotans who need health insurance for 2024 to finish their enrollment now and not wait for the last days before the December 15 deadline to sign up. MNsure’s Contact Center is open Saturday, December 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturdays historically have lower call volumes and shorter wait times.

“Comprehensive coverage through MNsure helps protect your family from the unexpected, like high medical bills from an illness you can’t anticipate,” said MNsure CEO Libby Caulum. “Signing up for a full year of health insurance through MNsure today is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family.”

MNsure is seeing increased sign-ups during this year’s annual open enrollment period, with over 3,000 more health plan selections made this November compared to the same time period last year. More Minnesotans have heard about the benefits of using MNsure to get affordable, high-quality health insurance; however, this also means more Minnesotans are calling the MNsure Contact Center with their application and enrollment questions and wait times are likely to get longer as the December 15 deadline approaches.

"Completing your 2024 enrollment now will provide you with a better customer experience and greater peace of mind than if you wait until the last minute. Check this off your to-do list now so you can spend the holiday season focused on your loved ones instead of your health insurance enrollment," added Caulum.

Benefits Available Only Through MNsure

MNsure is the only place where Minnesotans can access discounts (in the form of tax credits) to lower their health insurance costs, saving eligible families an average of $562/month next year on private health plans.

Minnesotans no longer have to juggle multiple open browser windows or stumble through plan options across different websites looking for the right coverage. With MNsure, they can conveniently shop and compare health plans from multiple insurance companies in one place, side-by-side, to help them choose the medical and dental coverage that best fits their family’s needs and budget

And Minnesotans can be confident that every plan sold through MNsure is guaranteed to cover essential benefits like preventive care, prescription drugs, emergency services and mental health care.

Key Deadlines

Friday, December 15, 2023, is the deadline to enroll for a full year of private health insurance that starts on January 1, 2024. Leading up to the December 15 deadline, the MNsure Contact Center (651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities) will have extended business hours:

  • Wednesday, December 13: open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 14: open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, December 15: open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For Minnesotans who sign up between December 16, 2023, and January 15, 2024, health insurance coverage will start on February 1 instead. These deadlines do not apply to Minnesotans who qualify for /financial-help/ma-mncare/index.jspMedical Assistance or MinnesotaCare or members of /new-customers/who-can-enroll/american-indians/index.jspfederally recognized tribes, who can enroll through MNsure any time of year.

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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