ST. PAUL-Gov. Mark Dayton declared Wednesday "MNsure Enrollment Day" in Minnesota, with five days remaining to enroll in health care coverage for 2018 through MNsure.

Already, more than 111,600 Minnesotans successfully enrolled in private health coverage for 2018 through MNsure, a news release from Dayton's office stated. More than 66,000 families have saved an average of more than $7,000 per year through tax credits that are only available with MNsure.

"Minnesotans who still need to buy health coverage should contact MNsure right away, to find out how much they can save on high-quality health care for themselves and their families this year," the release stated.

Minnesotans who have not yet purchased coverage for 2018 can use the plan comparison tool to compare benefits, plan quality ratings, covered drug lists and total estimated cost. The online MNsure marketplace is open 24 hours a day through Sunday.

"If you're still considering your health insurance coverage options, you only have five more days to see if MNsure can save you or your family money," stated MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole in the release.

For additional resources or assistance, Minnesotans still looking to enroll in coverage should visit or call 855-366-7873. During the final weekend before the enrollment deadline, the MNsure Contact Center will be open for extended hours:

• 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday

• 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday

• 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday

Minnesotans who qualify for Medicaid or MinnesotaCare can enroll year-round. Open enrollment deadlines do not apply to these programs.