It's Not Too Late!
Were you hoping to get financial assistance through MNsure but missed the December 15th deadline? No problem! While you may not be able to get insurance starting January 1st, open enrollment has been extended until January 15th for those hoping to have insurance starting February 1st 2022. Due to expanded tax credits for 2021 and 2022 only, it is possible that you and your family may qualify for extra financial assistance. Even after January 15th, it may be possible for you to enroll in coverage if you are eligible for Medical Assistance or MNcare which allow enrollments year ‘round.
Community Action Duluth has Navigators that can assist you in submitting an application or an enrollment through MNsure. They are available during regular business hours and are offering both virtual and in person appointments. Navigators are MNsure specialists that are familiar with public programs (Medical Assistance and MNcare) as well as private health plans. Their services are free and they can assist in filing appeals, reporting changes, logging into your account, and with answering general questions about applying. Any member of the community can contact our navigators at 218-726-1665 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If regular business hours will not work for you, walk in hours are also available at the Duluth Public Library in partnership with the Insure Duluth Coalition. Hours are held on Thursdays from 12-6 and on Saturdays through January 15th from 10-1. Make sure to be prepared for your appointment with the following:
· Birthdates and social security numbers
· Income documentation for 2021 and also what you expect for 2022
· Information regarding employer insurance (even if you aren’t enrolled in it)
· Username and password for MNsure if you have created an account
· Any correspondence you have received from MNsure
In addition to applying for health insurance, our specialists are available to help you apply for SNAP benefits online. Already applied but have questions about your benefits? They can help by answering general questions or even helping you call county agencies to get your questions answered, all for no cost.