Crow Wing County offers MNsure assistance
Although the open enrollment period for health insurance with tax credits through the Affordable Care Act has closed, individuals and families may still qualify to apply for health insurance through MNsure.
Households with qualifying incomes (for example, $47,100 for a family of four or $22,980 for a single person) may still be able to enroll in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.
In addition, those households who have had a life change event may apply for health insurance through MNsure. Life change events include job changes that affect insurance coverage, changes in marital status or the addition of a family member.
To assist those who meet the qualifying situations, a certified MNsure Navigator will be available at Crow Wing County Community Services, 204 Laurel St. in Brainerd, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7 and 21.
Certified Navigators are formally contracted partners with MNsure and can assist individuals and families with the process of applying and enrolling. They are not insurance agents or brokers.
Applicants will need to provide verification that they are Minnesota residents (driver’s license, state ID card or utility bill), information regarding any current employer-sponsored health coverage or other health insurance offered to them plus dates of birth and Social Security numbers for all applicants.
Non-citizens who are lawfully present may apply and will need to provide their legal residency documents.
The next open enrollment period for qualified health plans begins Nov. 15. People who have previously applied and have questions about the status of their applications or who need to report qualifying life events must call MNsure at 1-855-366-7873.