Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees do not need to take action to renew coverage during MNsure open enrollment unless contacted by DHS with specific instructions. Questions? Call the Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739. Information for applicants for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare and FAQs about applying through MNsure are online.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services and partners launched Adoption Awareness Month with the 17th annual Celebrate Adoption event in early November to honor the adoption of 539 children from the foster care system last year. Currently, 513 children in the foster care system are still waiting for families.
Information about Ebola is available from the Minnesota Department of Health online at www.health.state.mn.us/ebola, or by calling the Ebola Information Line, 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903.
The DHS Dashboard website, which displays department priorities and progress toward its goals, has been updated with 18 new measures for 2014. Among highlights is the department’s work to improve access to affordable health care: the number of Minnesotans without insurance dropped by more than 180,000 since fall 2013.
Parent Aware is a free service for Minnesota parents searching for high quality child care providers and early learning programs. Find rated programs that help prepare children for kindergarten on the Parent Aware website.
Fraud costs all of us. Help stop provider and public assistance fraud.
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The terminology used to describe people with disabilities has changed over time. The Minnesota Department of Human Services ("Department") supports the use of "People First" language. Although outmoded and offensive terms might be found within documents on the Department's website, the Department does not endorse these terms.