MNsure / Health Care

Beginning January 1, 2014, all U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to obtain health insurance coverage. To apply for Health Care please visit the MNsure website. Medical help is available for individuals and families whose income and assets are within program limits. Medical Assistance may assist with nursing home costs.

More Information

For additional information, please call the State MNsure Contact Center at 1-855-3-MNsure (1-855-366-7873), or select the following links:

Medical Reimbursement Claim

Current Medical Assistance recipients may apply for Medical Assistance reimbursements for items such as Cost Effective Health Insurance and Medicare premiums. If you have questions while applying, please contact your Financial Worker.

Additional Forms

Individuals with disabilities may need to complete additional forms. Please read the brochure and documents regarding the State Medical Review Team (SMRT) process.

Changes to Medica Insurance Effective May 1, 2017:

As of May 1, 2017, Medica will no longer be a health plan option for families and children in Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare. A person in one of these programs who gets health care through Medica must choose a new plan for May 1, 2017.

Note: People enrolled in Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) or Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) are not affected by this change.

The special enrollment period for those with Medica who need to change plans is from February 20, 2017, through April 14, 2017. From February 21 through 28, 2017, we are sending notices to people who need to change plans. The notices tell affected enrollees which health plans are available for May 1, 2017, enrollment and how to change plans.

Health plans have contracted with DHS to limit the number of enrollees. For that reason, the notice asks the member to make a first, second and third choice of health plans. If a health plan reaches its limit, the member will be enrolled in the second health plan choice. If that plan has also reached its limit, the member will be enrolled in the third health plan choice.

Enrollees who do not choose a health plan by the April 14 deadline will be automatically enrolled in the default health plan noted on their notice. These enrollees may choose a different plan within 60 days of their automatic enrollment.