More than 113,000 sign-up for private health plans following first deadline

Published 8:52 am Saturday, December 22, 2018

ST. PAUL—Following the first deadline for 2019 coverage, 113,000 Minnesotans have signed up for private health coverage through MNsure.

The deadline for coverage beginning Jan. 1 was Dec. 15. Minnesotans have until Jan. 13 to sign up for coverage starting Feb. 1, 2019.

“We are excited that more than 113,000 Minnesotans have already signed up for comprehensive coverage through during our smoothest open enrollment to-date,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark.

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Since the start of open enrollment, MNsure’s contact center has fielded nearly 80,000 calls. In addition, there have been 1.2 million visits to and more than 175,000 plan comparison tool sessions.

“Minnesotans have until Jan. 13 to take advantage of lower rates, which have decreased seven to 27 percent on average,” Clark said. “Free, in-person assistance is available, along with tax credits that are on average saving Minnesota families more than $5,600 a year.”

In addition to more than 113,000 private health coverage sign-ups, MNsure has also received over 11,000 dental sign-ups.

MNsure’s sixth open enrollment period runs Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 13, 2019. 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. Additional income guidelines are available on the MNsure website. MNsure’s customer service guide is located here. More information can be found at