Record set for MNsure sign-up

Published 7:24 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

ST. PAUL—MNsure reported strong numbers during its sixth open enrollment period, which ended Sunday. Nearly 400 more Minnesotans signed up for coverage than during the previous open enrollment period, which ended with 123,334 sign-ups.

“Despite uncertainty on the federal level and decreased sign-ups across the country, MNsure maintains strong footing and improved on its record-breaking sign-ups from last year,” said CEO Nate Clark. “It is evident that Minnesotans see the value of comprehensive coverage.”

Over 57 percent of households qualified for advanced premium tax credits (APTC), averaging nearly $5,520 a year.

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“Lower premiums, an extended open enrollment period, and a robust outreach program all contributed to our success this year,” said Clark. “These advantages have helped ensure Minnesotans can get the health care coverage they need.”

Across the state, yearly APTC averages for households were:

  • Southeast Minnesota — $9,228
  • Northeast Minnesota — $5,448
  • Southwest Minnesota — $8,532
  • Twin Cities Metro — $4,176
  • Northwest Minnesota — $6,156

MNsure saw strong engagement with its new plan comparison tool, which allowed Minnesotans to preview plans and estimate financial assistance.

Over the course of the next year, MNsure will roll out additional improvements to its individual shopping and enrollment platform.