MNsure reports record number of enrollments

MNsure reports a record 116,358 Minnesotans enrolled in private health plans for 2018, beationg last year’s enrollment record of 114,810. Thirty percent of MNsure enrollees were new this year.

More than 60 percent of MNsure enrollees qualified for advanced premium tax credits averaging nearly $7,000 per year for households.

Across the state, yearly APTC averages were:

Southeast Minnesota—$12,096 
Northeast Minnesota—$7,692
Southwest Minnesota—$11,040
Twin Cities Metro—$4,848
Northwest Minnesota—$8,100


Total enrollments—209,460
Private health plan enrollments—116,358 
Public program enrollments—93,102
Percentage receiving tax credits—60 percent
Average yearly tax credit—$6,912
Call volume—148,389 calls
Average wait time—10 seconds sessions—1,895,482
Comparison tool sessions—211,205

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new tax bill that ends the federal requirement to buy health insurance and the tax penalty that came with it. While that creates uncertainty about the future sustainability and affordability of exchanges such as MNsure, it will have no effect on coverage for 2018.