MinnesotaCare provides coverage to people who do not have access to affordable health insurance and have higher income levels than those eligible for Medicaid. The average monthly MinnesotaCare enrollment in fiscal year 2017 was more than 89,000.
Most members pay a monthly premium. The premium amount is based on the family's income. The following members have no premium:
MinnesotaCare pays for a variety of services, such as doctor visits, prescriptions and hospital stays. View a summary of covered services and costs.
MinnesotaCare is funded by a state tax on Minnesota hospitals and health care providers, federal Basic Health Program funding, and member premiums and cost sharing.
To get coverage, you:
In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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There is no asset limit for MinnesotaCare. Assets are items like cars, checking and savings accounts, your home and financial investments.
You may apply for MinnesotaCare at any time during the year. The easiest way is to apply online through MNsure. Or you can instead fill out the paper Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs DHS-6696. If you can't print out the paper application, call the Minnesota Health Care Programs Member Help Desk to get one. The paper application is also available in Hmong, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.