Minnesota: 117K QHP selections thru 1/02; breaks last year's total with 11 days left to go!

Minnesota's ACA exchange, MNsure, last reported having enrolled over 113,000 people in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) as of the first December 15th deadline, putting them just 3,300 enrollees behind last year's final total of 116,358 QHPs.

However, MN is one of the states sticking with an extended deadline this year, which means their 2019 Open Enrollment Period is still going on through January 13th...and they just reported having broken last year's total with 11 days remaining for Minnesotans to #GetCovered:

There is Still Time to Get Covered—MNsure's Open Enrollment Period Ends January 13
January 3, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Minnesotans still have time to find health insurance coverage for 2019 through MNsure. Sign up by January 13 for coverage starting February 1, 2019. Financial assistance is available. Individuals earning up to $48,560 a year, or a family of four earning up to $100,400 a year, could qualify for federal tax credits. Minnesotans who want a quick estimate of financial help can look at MNsure's income guidelines or use the plan comparison tool.

"We're here to help Minnesotans access comprehensive coverage for a safe and healthy 2019,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “MNsure is the only place where you can compare health plans and access the valuable federal tax credits that can make health insurance more affordable."

Enrollment in private health plans continues through January 13, 2019. Minnesotans who qualify for a public health care program (Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare) or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe can enroll year-round.

For in-person assistance enrolling in a health plan, Minnesotans can use the Assister Directory to find a broker or navigator in their area. MNsure assisters are also available at daily enrollment events throughout the state. All assisters are certified through MNsure and their assistance is free of charge.

"Understanding health insurance and your coverage options can be complicated," said Clark. "Let our expert team of assisters help you find the coverage that is right for you and your family."

By the Numbers 
As of end of day January 2

  • Private health plan sign-ups: 116,795
  • Percentage receiving tax credits: 56 percent
  • MNsure.org sessions: 1,504,562
  • Plan comparison tool sessions: 203,838

At 116,795, MNsure is now slightly ahead of last year. For what it's worth, last year they added 6,300 more people between 1/03 - 1/14. If they equal that this year, they'll end up with around 123K, putting them over 5% ahead year over year.