MNsure announces special enrollment for uninsured Minnesotans in response to COVID-19

Published 7:01 am Tuesday, March 24, 2020

MNsure announced a 30-day special enrollment period (SEP) for qualified individuals who are currently without insurance, in response to the potential growth of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. This SEP that began Monday, March 23, and will run through April 21, will allow uninsured individuals 30 days to enroll in health insurance coverage through

Individuals seeking coverage can visit starting March 23 to complete an application and enroll in coverage. You must select a plan by April 21 for coverage beginning April 1.

Individuals who enroll after April 1 but before 11:59 p.m. on April 21 will have a retroactive coverage start date of April 1.

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MNsure has a statewide network of expert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge. A list of assisters can be found at MNsure’s online help tools can be used to access frequently requested services. These tools can be found at The MNsure Contact Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, at 651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873.

If you have lost or will lose health insurance through your employer, you may also be eligible for a special enrollment period through MNsure. Specific details, verifications and key dates are located on Coverage would start the first day of the month following the date when you have selected a plan, but not before your other qualifying health coverage ends.

Minnesotans who experience another qualifying event (such as marriage, birth of a child or a move) are also eligible to shop for coverage. Those who qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare or are a member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe can sign up at any time year-round on