Minnesotans who want individual or family health care coverage beginning January 1st, 2014, now have until December 31st, 2013, to select a plan on MNsure.org, according to an agreement announced by MNsure and Minnesota's health plans.
Payments for this coverage must be received at MNsure or the health plan on or before January 10th, 2014.
These new deadlines do not apply to small business customers.
Minnesotans who wait until the last days of December to purchase coverage will not have their identification cards and enrollment materials at the start of January, but medical care will be covered if they meet the new deadlines. In addition, it is important that consumers understand that if the January premium payment does not arrive by the close of business on January 10, 2014, medical tests and other care received between January 1 and January 10 will not be covered.
Open enrollment runs through March 31, 2014. Minnesotans who miss the December 31, 2013, deadline may enroll in coverage that begins February 1, March 1 or April 1st.