MinnesotaCare coverage usually begins the month after you pay your premium. You get services through a health plan. You can choose your health plan from those available in the county where you live.
The specific benefit set that you qualify for determines:
Which health care services are covered
If there are any limits on coverage
What you have to pay, if anything
You can also print a summary of covered services (PDF) that includes both Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.