MNsure announces enrollment period for 2020 coverage

Published 6:16 am Thursday, September 5, 2019

MNsure has announced that Minnesotans will have seven weeks – from Friday, Nov. 1 to Monday, Dec. 23 – to shop for 2020 health coverage.

Minnesota’s enrollment period is eight days longer than the federal open enrollment period that runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. MNsure is supplementing the federal open enrollment period with a special enrollment period to give Minnesotans more time to find a health insurance plan that works for them.

MNsure has a statewide network of over 1,600 expert assisters who provide free in-person help for Minnesotans looking to apply and enroll into health coverage. Consumers may work with a navigator or a broker. Navigators specialize in MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, while brokers can offer advice on selecting a private health plan.

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Consumers will be able to view and compare 2020 plans in mid-October so they can be prepared to enroll starting Nov. 1.

For coverage year 2019, 60 percent of private plan enrollees are receiving tax credits averaging more than $5,500 a year per household. In total, Minnesotans are poised to save over $224 million in tax credits in 2019. Of the more than 500,000 Minnesotans who found coverage through MNsure, over 85 percent qualified for tax credits, MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance.