Has COVID-19 affected your income or health insurance? Minnesota Department of Human Services and Olmsted County might be able to help. If you qualify, MNSure and MinnesotaCare can provide low-cost or no-cost health insurance. These two government-sponsored programs are managed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services
Did you know?
All four medical insurance companies that sell private health insurance plans on MNsure are waiving co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles related to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnostic testing.
In fact, there are many types of Public Health Care Programs including Medical Assistance (MA), and placement and waiver services. To find out more, see the Minnesota Health Care Programs web page.
Find out if you qualify
If you have MNsure or MinnesotaCare
If your income has changed your coverage might have changed We need to know about any changes to your income so that we can make sure you get the coverage you are eligible for.
If you do not have MNsure or MinnesotaCare
If you have lost, or if you will lose your health insurance you might qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP). Other qualifying life events might also let you use the special enrollment period. Find out more information on the MNSure Special Enrollment Period (SEP) web page.
To apply online
Gather your information
- Social security numbers (or document numbers for any legal immigrants that need insurance)
- Employer and income information for everyone in your family. (for example, from pay stubs, W2 forms, or wage and tax statements)
- Policy numbers for any current health insurance
- Information about any job-related health insurance available to your family
Tip: Download and print the MNSure Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs document. The document contains the entire application, along with step by step instructions. You can use it as a guide for gathering all of the information that you are going to need before you fill out the online application online.
The online application is fast and easy! You may be able to get real-time decisions using the online application. You can also get help online if you have questions during the application process.
Need help figuring it all out?
MNsure partners with trusted organizations across the state. People from these organizations, called navigators, are trained to provide free face-to-face help. They can help you apply for Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare or a qualified health plan (with or without premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions). To find a navigator in your area, use the MNsure navigator finderor call MNsure at 651-539-2099 or 855-366-7873 (855-3MNSURE).
You can also call the Olmsted County Family Support & Assistance office at 507-328-6500 and tell the person who answers the phone:
"I would like to talk to someone about getting low-cost health insurance."
We will keep all the information you provide private and secure, as required by law.