MNsure’s special enrollment period begins today (Feb. 16) and runs through Monday, May 17

Coverage starts the first of the month after plan selection

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Starting today, Minnesotans can begin enrolling into private health insurance plans through MNsure’s COVID-19 special enrollment period. Any uninsured Minnesotan, or those not currently enrolled in a plan through MNsure, will have until Monday, May 17, to enroll into coverage. This includes Minnesotans who have applied previously and were determined eligible for 2021 coverage but didn’t pick a plan. Coverage begins the first of the month following the plan selection date:

Plan selection date

Coverage start date*
February 16 through February 28March 1
MarchApril 1
AprilMay 1
May 1 through May 17June 1

*Applicants are not able to choose a different start date.

“Although tens of thousands of Minnesotans have taken advantage of year-round special enrollment opportunities through MNsure, we know there are still thousands more who remain uninsured or have coverage elsewhere that has become unaffordable,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “Come to, check out our plan comparison tool to see what plans are available to you and get an estimate of your financial assistance options. Don’t assume you make too muchmost Minnesotans qualify for financial help.”

Free enrollment assistance is available from MNsure-certified brokers and navigators around the state. Set up a virtual or in-person appointment today.

All private health insurance plans sold on MNsure are waiving cost sharing for COVID-19 testing. These plans will also waive co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance for the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit our website for more information about COVID-19 testing and treatment.

Please note — Minnesotans currently enrolled in health insurance coverage outside of MNsure should confirm their coverage options through MNsure before making changes to their current coverage.

MNsure is Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace where individuals and families can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage that meets their needs. MNsure is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly insurance premium and out-of-pocket costs. Most Minnesotans who enroll through MNsure qualify for financial help.                                                                                    -###-