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MinnesotaCare Benefits

Program Description

MinnesotaCare is Minnesota's S-CHIP program, but adults may enroll in the program as well as children if they meet the eligibility criteria. MinnesotaCare provides comprehensive health care coverage. Covered services include doctor visits, immunizations, hospitalization, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses, dental care and more. Enrollees pay a monthly premium based on income, household size, and the number of people covered. Some low-income children and families pay as little as $4 per month.

General Program Requirements

To qualify, you must be a resident of Minnesota, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid) for the past four months (some exceptions for some children). In addition, you must not have health insurance available to you through an employer who offers to pay at least half the monthly cost. You must be a U.S. citizen or "qualified" non-citizen. Income limits for MinnesotaCare are higher than the limits for Medical Assistance (Minnesota's Medicaid program). Because of different calculation methods, the income limits listed here may be slightly different than the actual income figures used by Minnesota. Please contact us for more information on the program.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $32,093
2 $43,258
3 $54,423
4 $65,588
5 $76,753
6 $87,918
7 $99,083
8 $110,248

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For an application, instructions, and assistance with the application, visit:

Program Contact Information

More information is available on the Internet at:
Or call toll-free at: 1-800-657-3672