St. Paul (KROC-AM News) - 2,285 Minnesotans have signed up for private health insurance coverage since the start of MNsure’s special enrollment period on February 16th, according to a press release from MNsure.

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The three-month special enrollment period, which runs through May 17th, is available to any Minnesotan who is uninsured or who is not currently enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure.

“We’ve seen strong interest in this special enrollment so far, but we know there are more Minnesotans out there who need comprehensive health coverage,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “Most people qualify for financial benefits available only through MNsure that help lower the cost of insurance. If you’re uninsured or have coverage outside of MNsure, go to to check out your options and see if you qualify for help."

Minnesotans who want their coverage to start on April 1 must enroll by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31st. Plans that are selected during the month of April will have an effective date on May 1 and plans selected by the May 17th deadline will have an effective date on June 1st.

Information on how to enroll during this special enrollment period can be found on MNsure’s website here.

Help is also available for those seeking it:
• MNsure has a statewide network of expert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge.
• Get online help to access frequently requested services.
• The MNsure Contact Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at 651-539-2099 (855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities).


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