On November 15th, MNSure announced that 91,623 Minnesotans have enrolled in private health care coverage through their program.
For those unfamiliar, MNSure is the health insurance market available for Minnesota individuals, families, and small businesses. This site allows them to shop, compare, and choose health insurance plans to meets their needs. The website is also equipped with tools for someone that is looking for health insurance, but isn’t quite sure what they may need or can afford, and allows people to apply for financial assistance to lower their premiums. Those who qualify can explore free health options provided through government-sponsored health insurance programs like Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare.
The 91,623 reported users include new consumers, renewing consumers who had plans in 2017 and are returning for a new health insurance plan in 2018, and those who are continuing the plan they had from 2017 into 2018.
And, according to CEO Allison O’Toole, this is a higher number than expected: “MNsure’s enrollment is looking strong out of the gate. This year, we renewed twice as many people into coverage than last year, and we’re also seeing a steady stream of new consumers.”
More information about MNsure can be found at their website here.
By the Numbers
- Private health plan enrollments: 91,623
- Call volume: 23,584
- Average speed of answer: 1 second
- Plan comparison sessions: 60,701
NOTE: 96% of Minnesotans have health coverage as of the aforementioned date. This is the highest in Minnesota state history.
(All above information found in this press release)