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Health Care Assistance

man washing his hands More than ever, it’s important for Minnesotans to have access to healthcare. Minnesota’s programs enable families and individuals to seek the care they need to stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Insurance and health care assistance

  • Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace,, has options for Minnesotans in need of health insurance.
    • Loss of employer sponsored health insurance: Minnesotans who lose their health insurance through their employer may qualify for a special enrollment period to enroll in a plan through
    • Other qualifying life events. Minnesotans who experience another life event such as getting married, giving birth to or adopting a child, or moving may also be eligible to shop for coverage.
    • Health care program for people with low to no incomes. Information about Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare and other programs for people who otherwise might not be able to afford health care.
    • American Indian Tribal Members. Members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe can also sign up at any time year-round on
  • COVID-19 Coverage on MNsure. All four medical insurance companies selling private health insurance plans on MNsure are waiving co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and cost sharing for in-network COVID-19 hospitalization.
  • Get free help. MNsure has a statewide network of expert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge and the Department of Human Services has more resources on health assistance.
  • Updated waivers and modifications for health care providers that are licensed or receiving guidance from the Department of Human Services.
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