MinnesotaCare is a public program that helps pay medical expenses for people with low to middle income. It is for individuals and families who:

If you qualify, MinnesotaCare will help pay for your visits to the doctor, hospital stays, prescription drugs, medical equipment, and other medical services. To get MinnesotaCare, you may have to pay a monthly premium ($80 per family member or less).

This article is about MinnesotaCare and will help you understand:

  • If it is right for you
  • What services it covers
  • How much it costs, and
  • How to sign up.

If you have questions about MinnesotaCare and need to talk with somebody:

Highlights
  • MinnesotaCare is for people whose families make 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) or less and who do not qualify for Medical Assistance (MA).
  • You can get MinnesotaCare no matter how much you have in assets.
  • You cannot choose between MA or MinnesotaCare; if you qualify for one program, you will not qualify for the other.
  • Monthly premiums are low.
  • There is a single marketplace called MNsure where you can compare and sign up for plans, including MinnesotaCare and private health coverage.
  • If you don’t have any form of health coverage in 2017, you may have to pay a tax penalty.

Learn how Minnesota benefits can help you get ahead when you work by watching the short video below.