Updated: 2020-07-10 by
For 2021 health plans, Minnesota open enrollment has ended. However, you may still be able to purchase health insurance for this year if you qualify for a special enrollment period. For example, if you’ve recently lost your job or income due to the COVID-19 crisis or for any other reason, you might qualify for a 60-day special enrollment period that will allow you to sign up for a new health insurance plan. (See What Happens If I Missed the Enrollment Deadline for 2021?)
Where's the Minnesota Health Care Exchange?
You can find the health insurance exchange for Minnesota at MNsure. This is where you can learn about the various health insurance options available to you under Obamacare. If you see a plan you like, you'll be guided through the enrollment process online.
Getting Personalized Help with Enrollment
In Minnesota, if you need help understanding your options for coverage under Obamacare or signing up for a plan, you can get free assistance from a certified "navigator" or from a licensed insurance broker.
A navigator can explain your options, answer your questions, and help you apply for the plan you choose -- but they can't recommend a specific plan for you.
To find a Minnesota certified navigator, go to the Find Free Help Near You page at MNsure. You can then enter your location for find helpers near you.
Private insurance agents or brokers can also help you understand your health care coverage options under Obamacare. Unlike government-trained assistants, they are allowed to suggest the best plan for you.
To directly connect with a Minnesota insurance broker who can help you evaluate insurance plans and choose a plan that's appropriate for your situation, call 800-943-6832. (We receive advertising income from the licensed brokers who offer their services through this telephone number.)
Getting Help by Phone
If you want answers over the phone, call the toll-free number for MNsure at 855-366-7873.
Telephone support is available Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4PM. The support center is currently closed on Saturday and Sunday, but that may change during open enrollment.
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