More than 2,200 Minnesotans have signed up for health coverage through MNsure’s special enrollment period that runs through May 17.

Minnesotans have signed up for private health insurance coverage since the start of MNsure’s enrollment period on Feb. 16. The three-month special enrollment period is available to any Minnesotan who is uninsured or who is not enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure.

“We’ve seen strong interest in this special enrollment so far, but we know there are more Minnesotans out there who need comprehensive health coverage,” MNsure CEO Nate Clark stated in a news release.

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Minnesotans who want coverage to start April 1 must enroll by 11:59 p.m. March 31. Plans selected during the month of April will have an effective date of May 1, and plans selected by the May 17 deadline will have an effective date of June 1.

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“Most people qualify for financial benefits available only through MNsure that help lower the cost of insurance. If you’re uninsured or have coverage outside of MNsure, go to MNsure.org to check out your options and see if you qualify for help,” Clark stated.

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Minnesotans enrolled in health insurance coverage outside of MNsure should confirm their coverage options through MNsure before making changes to their current coverage. Those enrolled in a qualified health plan through MNsure cannot use this special enrollment period to change plans.

MNsure has a statewide network of expert assisters who can help Minnesotans apply and enroll, free of charge. The MNsure Contact Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 651-539-2099 (or 855-366-7873 outside the Twin Cities).

For more information on how to enroll during this special enrollment period and frequently asked questions, visit MNsure.org.