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Special Enrollment Period 2017

As of May 1, 2017, Medica will no longer be a health plan option for families and children in Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare. If you are in one of these programs and get health care through Medica, you will have to choose a new plan for May 1, 2017. 

Note: People enrolled in Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO), Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) or Special Needs BasicCare (SNBC) are not affected by this change.

The special enrollment period for those with Medica who need to change plans is from February 21, 2017, through April 14, 2017. In February 2017, we are sending notices to people who need to change plans. Please see the information about your options in the notice. The notice will tell you which health plans are available for May 1, 2017, enrollment and how to change plans.

If you have questions, please call the Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739.

Important dates you need to know:

February 21–28, 2017: Special enrollment period notices are mailed. 
March 15, 2017: If you have not received a letter in the mail, please contact the MHCP Member Help Desk.
April 14, 2017: Deadline to select your health plan for May 2017
June 30, 2017: Deadline to choose a different health plan

For those who speak little or no English: The MHCP Member Help Desk provides free interpreter services. Call the help desk at 651-431-2670 or 800-657-3739 for help.

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