IRS Form 1095-B, Health Coverage

If you or your family were enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare in 2015, you will receive an IRS Form 1095-B in early 2016. This year’s Form 1040 federal tax return includes a question about your 2015 health coverage. Form 1095-B will help you answer this question. See the Form 1095-B page for more information.

Renewal notices for MA

Notices are coming to many Medical Assistance members. Yours may say coverage was renewed automatically; you don’t have to do anything unless you have a change to report. Or you may have to return a form within 30 days to keep your coverage. See the Renewing eligibility page for more information.

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Annual health plan selection 

The annual health plan selection enrollment period for 2016 is over. If you are a Minnesota Health Care Programs member who gets health care through a health plan, there is still time to change your plan between Jan. 1 and Feb. 29. See the annual health-plan selection page for more information.

Human services programs honored


The Minnesota Department of Human Services recently recognized seven programs from across the state for making outstanding contributions to human services clients. More information is in a news release about the 2015 Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards.

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Medical Assistance provider investigators identified how much in overpayments in 2014?





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