MNsure marketplace

MNsure is the state’s one-stop health insurance marketplace to compare and choose coverage from multiple insurance companies, and see if you qualify for a low-cost or free plan. Applicants can also download a paper application. Questions? Call the Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739. FAQs about health care applications through MNsure are available on the DHS website.

2013 DHS major accomplishments

In 2013, the Minnesota Department of Human Services made significant accomplishments in four focus areas of people, innovation, equity and integrity, including enhancing services for homeless youth to make Minnesota safer and healthier for all children. At left, a teen works at Full Cycle Bike Shop in Minneapolis, one of about 30 recipients of a Homeless Youth Act grant last year.

2013 Commissioner's Awards

The 2013 Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards honored eight organizations for their outstanding contributions to human services clients.

Parent Aware for high quality care

Parent Aware helps parents find high-quality child care and early learning programs, like Amanda Rupar’s Family Child Care, that prepare children for kindergarten. Commissioner Lucinda Jesson recently visited the four-star-rated center in Sartell, Minn.

DHS Dashboard

"The Department of Human Services is committed to giving Minnesotans the best possible value for their public dollars,” said Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. "The dashboard is one easy way for Minnesotans to check on both our priorities and our progress."

Latest News

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson encourages Minnesotans to mark National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 26, by finding and getting rid of their unused, unwanted prescription medicine as a way to stop drug abuse before it starts.

Jesson highlights need to rebuild Security Hospital facility

ST. PETER – Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited Minnesota Security Hospital on Wednesday to highlight the urgent need to build a safer, more therapeutic facility for mentally ill and dangerous patients.

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How many Minnesotans receive services from the DHS?





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How many background studies were completed by DHS in 2012?





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Approximately how many children benefit from Minnesota Child Support annually?





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How many people are enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs?





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Approximately how many refugees arrive in Minnesota every year?





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How many MinnesotaCare applications do state and county offices receive in an average month?





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How much have state health care reforms saved Minnesota taxpayers since 2011?





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About how many people are served by DHS State Operated Services, which provides direct care and treatment to vulnerable Minnesotans?





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How many State Operated Services employees provide care to vulnerable Minnesotans?





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About how many service providers are licensed and monitored by DHS in cooperation with counties?





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About how many seniors does DHS help keep out of nursing homes through the cost-sharing Alternative Care Program?





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About how many children each month does DHS help receive child care?





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How many children receive services through county and state child support offices?





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What is the average collection for every $1 spent on child support services?





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In 2011, how much child support did DHS collect and pay out through its Child Support Payment Center?





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In 2010, how many children were adopted out of foster care and state guardianship?





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What percent of children in out-of-home placement are cared for in a home setting?





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How many pounds of food does DHS provide for distribution through its partnership with Hunger Solutions Minnesota each year?





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What is the average monthly nutrition assistance benefit?





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How much economic activity is generated for every dollar spent on nutrition assistance?





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What percent of the DHS budget is spent on health care programs for people who have low income, have a disability or are age 65 or older?





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What percent of Minnesota families with children live below the poverty level?





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What percent of Minnesotans are without health insurance coverage?





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Of Minnesota households that receive nutrition assistance, what percent also earn income?





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What was the average monthly income for working Minnesota households that received nutrition assistance?





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How many people could stay in their homes and communities nationwide each year if other states emulated Minnesota’s home-care information program.





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Of all Minnesota parents receiving economic assistance in a given quarter, what percentage is either working 30 or more hours per week or no longer on economic assistance three years later?





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What percent of children were reunited with their birth parents after leaving out-of-home care in 2012?





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Approximately how many Minnesota children receive child care assistance services per month?





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Approximately how many visits have Minnesota families made to food shelves since 2011?





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On average, how many Minnesotans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits each month in 2012?





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How many people received problem gambling treatment in 2011-2012?





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How many people on DHS programs have voluntarily moved from nursing homes back into the community since 2010?





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How many individuals with development disabilities are employed through DHS' job training programs?





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Forensic Services provides treatment to people with mental illness who are involved in the legal system. How many invididuals moved back into the community during fiscal year 2013?





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White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indian Child Welfare Program

White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indian Child Welfare Program, which provides child welfare services for children and families living on and off the White Earth reservation in the Becker, Clearwater and Mahnomen counties area, received a 2013 Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

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