Minnesota: @MNsure reports 102,000 #ACA exchange enrollments in first 15 days

via MNsure, Minnesota's ACA exchange:

MNsure Open Enrollment Runs Through December 22

November 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Since the start of MNsure's open enrollment period on November 1, nearly 102,000 Minnesotans have signed up for 2021 private health insurance coverage – approximately 10% more than this time last year.

MNsure's open enrollment period runs until December 22, 2020, a week longer than the federal open enrollment period.

“Every Minnesotan should have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you've got comprehensive health coverage, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “You can sign up through MNsure.org through December 22 for coverage beginning January 1, 2021. Don’t delay. Contact a MNsure-certified assister who can walk you through the enrollment process.”

Minnesotans who need help enrolling can work with more than 2,000 MNsure-certified brokers and navigators around the state who provide free enrollment help through virtual meetings, phone appointments or in-person meetings that follow the Minnesota Department of Health’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.

BY THE NUMBERS—

  • November 1 through November 15
  • Private health plan sign ups*—101,894
  • Call volume—14,181
  • Plan comparison sessions—82,580

*The sign-ups reported include new consumers, renewing consumers who have come back and shopped for a new plan for 2021, and renewing consumers who are continuing their previous plan for 2021.

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.

The website also notes enrollment in Minnesotacare and Medicaid:

  • 1,541 MNcare
  • 5,475 Medicaid