Minnesotans with unaffordable family insurance can enroll in MNsure during special period
A Minnesotan's current insurance must have a renewal date other than Jan. 1. The special enrollment period ends Oct. 31
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans with unaffordable family insurance through an employer can enroll in Minnesota's health insurance marketplace MNsure during a special enrollment period that closes in October. The employer-sponsored insurance must have a renewal date other than Jan. 1.
Thanks to a new IRS rule, those covered by employer-sponsored health insurance could be eligible for tax credits through MNsure that would reduce the cost of private health plans, MNsure said in a news release.
"We strongly encourage all interested families to take advantage of free help from a MNsure-certified broker who can help you understand your options and make an informed choice," MNsure CEO Libby Caulum said in the release.
Consumers can access
MNsure's online tools,
- An employer insurance affordability estimator to determine the affordability of current coverage
- A plan comparison tool to see what a MNsure plan would cost and learn about available financial assistance
- A search function for a MNsure-certified broker to offer advice on the best plan to meet needs or provide free enrollment help
Those interested should wait to end current coverage until receiving an official eligibility determination form.
Learn more at https://www.mnsure.org/new-customers/enrollment-deadlines/special-enrollment/sep-le/family-esi/index.jsp.