Minnesota Health Plans Extend Coverage for Those Impacted by COVID-19

The Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced that Minnesota-based nonprofit health plans are voluntarily extending cost-sharing waivers for in-patient COVID-19 treatment through June 30, 2021. The extension coincides with a number of other measures taken to help patients, providers and the community weather the pandemic.

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New Partnership Appeals to Minnesotans to Act Now to Control Spread of COVID-19

The Minnesota Council of Health Plans has joined FightCovidMN, a groundbreaking partnership of the state’s hospitals and health systems, health plans and statewide associations. The group has launched a campaign to urgently motivate Minnesotans to mask up, keep their distance and fight community spread of COVID-19.

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Lucas Nesse, CEO of the Council, Honored by Minnesota Physician

Nesse was named among the top 100 Most Influential Health Care Leaders in Minnesota by Minnesota Physician. In the publication, Nesse describes the biggest challenges in health care delivery and how the Council is meeting those challenges.

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The Council, Member Health Plans Support Use of COVIDaware MN App

The Minnesota Council of Health Plans strongly encourages Minnesotans to download the COVID-19 exposure app, which will provide much-needed information about potential exposure to the virus.

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Our Mission

The Minnesota Council of Health Plans is an association of nonprofit health insurers whose mission is to get Minnesotans the affordable, equitable and quality-based care they need today and in the future. We have worked for more than 30 years to improve care for everyone.

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Insurance helps you pay medical bills, everything from the entire bill for preventive care that helps keep you well to helping pay for prescriptions and care when you need it. Insurance companies also do a lot of work behind the scenes to help you be well and ensure you get good care.

We all need care—not only medical care when we’re sick or injured—but also preventive care to keep us well. Health insurance is how we join together to pay for care because it’s too expensive to pay for on our own.

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January 20, 2021

Health insurance coverage helps spread out the cost of expensive health care, helping people gain access to care that they otherwise couldn’t afford. You never know when you might get sick, injured or when you may need costly care. Health insurance also covers preventive care like doctor visits, vaccinations and screenings before you ever get sick.

January 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic – as well as the racial unrest that ensued after the murder of George Floyd last summer – pushed the health care system in ways that no one could ever have imagined. We knew we needed to come together to help Minnesota heal, and Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans have stepped up in a number of ways to support our state.

November 23, 2020

Lucas Nesse, CEO of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, stresses the importance of preventing the spread of COVID-19 this holiday season. This means protecting your friends and loved ones, protecting your community and protecting yourself. We all know the holidays as a time to come together and be close, but we need to think differently this year.

Our Work

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Even those of us who don’t take any prescription drugs, pay for the high prices because they are included in the health insurance premiums we pay every month.
Our Work: Opioid Crisis
Minnesota’s health insurers, along with physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, psychologists and others are working to prevent opioid death and addiction, and at the same time treat pain that stops Minnesotans from enjoying daily activities.
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Despite the year-to-year unpredictability we’re seeing, the overall trend is clear: health care is more expensive than Minnesotans can afford, and we have to do everything we can to shield individual families from sudden, unexpected expenses.