Minnesota: @MNsure formally announces COVID Enrollment Period from 2/16 - 5/17

This was already announced earlier, but here's the formal press release with some more details for Minnesota residents:

MNsure three-month special enrollment period begins Tuesday

  • Interested Minnesotans should visit MNsure.org to learn more

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Starting Tuesday, MNsure, Minnesota's health insurance marketplace, will open a three-month special enrollment period. During this time, any Minnesotan who is not currently enrolled in a plan through MNsure, including those who are uninsured, can take advantage of this enrollment opportunity. MNsure's special enrollment period runs from Tuesday, February 16, to Monday, May 17. Those who enroll in a plan during the special enrollment period will have coverage that begins on the first of the following month. For example, Minnesotans who select a plan and enroll in February will have a March 1 start date.

"This past year has taught us that things can change very quickly, so having comprehensive health insurance can give you peace of mind in case the unexpected happens," said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. "If you missed the open enrollment period for 2021 coverage and you're still uninsured, this is your second chance to get covered. Go to MNsure.org to check out your options starting on Tuesday."

Eligible Minnesotans can also take advantage of cost-saving benefits available only through MNsure. Most Minnesotans qualify for financial help and nearly half of current MNsure enrollees are receiving tax credits to lower the cost of their monthly premiums. Use MNsure's plan comparison tool to compare plan details side by side and get estimates on premium costs and financial help.

Beginning Tuesday, February 16, Minnesotans who are new to MNsure, those who are uninsured, or those who submitted an application and were determined eligible for 2021 coverage, but didn't pick a plan, can come to MNsure.org to get coverage.

Need help understanding your options? Set up a free appointment with a MNsure-certified assister. Virtual meeting options are available.

Please note — MNsure's special enrollment period begins one day later than the federal special enrollment period through healthcare.gov. Additionally, 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.