MNSure open enrollment underway

2019 premiums expected to be 7 to 27 percent lower

Sloane Martin
November 01, 2018 - 4:52 am

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The 2019 MNsure open enrollment period is underway, allowing those who don't get insurance through their employer get health insurance coverage.

Officials announced earlier this month that premiums on the individual market are expected to be between 7 and 27 percent lower in 2019.

MNSure CEO Nate Clark says people shouldn't assume they earn too much money to qualify...

"What we are seeing is lots of stability," he said. "We have the same tax credits we've had available in past years. We also have folks available for people who have questions. These are qualified navigators. They are brokers and they are ready to help Minnesotans who have questions."

Those wanting coverage that begins Jan. 1 must enroll by Dec. 15. Open enrollment runs until Jan. 13.

"We have some very simple tools they can use," Clark said. "They help them understand what sorts of tax credits they might be eligible for."

MNSure is expected to be a major topic at the capitol once the legislative session starts. Democrats have supported a Dayton proposal expanding Minnesota Care, the state's program for the working poor, while Republicans have railed against MNSure.