February 1, 2017

ST. PAUL, MN—Representative Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook, is encouraging residents to explore new health insurance options available beginning Tuesday morning as a result of Medica’s decision to re-open enrollment for 2017 due to lower-than-expected re-enrollment of previous customers. Medica previously met its approved enrollment cap in November, but opened new slots Tuesday morning.

“This is great news for those still looking for health care options in our area,” said Rep. Matt Grossell, R-Clearbrook. “Many were stuck with very limited options and this news gives those in our area another choice for health care in 2017. I hope everyone will take a look at these options and will be able to find a plan that fits their needs.”

Last week, the legislature passed the health care relief bill that provides a 25% premium discount for 2017 coverage. MNsure has since extended the open enrollment period through Wednesday, February 8 to give Minnesotans more time to shop around. A separate, special enrollment period for 2016 Blue Cross or HealthPartners customers who lost coverage for 2017 can still enroll through another insurer through February 28 for coverage effective March 1.

Medica policies are available for purchase only through MNsure. Rep. Grossell encouraged anyone with questions to contact their offices for assistance. His office number is 651-296-4265.


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