MNsure reports strong enrollment numbers in 7th open enrollment period

Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, December 24, 2019

More than 117,500 Minnesotans signed up for private health coverage during MNsure’s seventh open enrollment period which ended Dec. 23 — 2,525 more sign-ups than the exchange received by Dec. 23 of the previous year, according to a press release.

MNsure’s operations were notably smooth, and consumers reported improved customer experiences with the new online shopping and enrollment tools MNsure unveiled this year.

“Despite uncertainty on the federal level, we’re pleased MNsure was able to sign up over 117,500 Minnesotans for health care coverage,” said CEO Nate Clark. “It’s clear that Minnesotans see the value of comprehensive coverage and rely on the consumer protections and financial benefits offered only through MNsure.”

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Clark added, “We know that in past years, many of the Minnesotans who enrolled in late December and early January would have been eligible for special enrollment. If you still have a coverage need, check to see if you can still enroll.”

Over 53% of households qualified for advanced premium tax credits averaging $5,244 a year.

“MNsure’s improved shopping and enrollment platform made signing up for coverage easier than ever,” Clark said. “We continue to improve the shopping experience so that Minnesotans can find the health coverage that best meets their needs.”

Across the state, yearly advanced premium tax credit averages for households were:

  • Southeast Minnesota: $9,306
  • Northeast Minnesota: $5,277
  • Southwest Minnesota: $8,066
  • Twin Cities metro: $3,738
  • Northwest Minnesota: $6,184

By the numbers:

  • Private health plan sign-ups: 117,520
  • Public program applicants: 58,417
  • Total accessing coverage: 175,937
  • Percentage of households receiving tax credits: 53 percent
  • Average yearly tax credit by household: $5,244
  • Call volume: 80,745
  • sessions: 1,507,189
  • Plan comparison tool sessions: 299,271