Council Partnering with MDH, DHS on Vaccine Equity Initiative
The Council is collaborating with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Department of Human Services to improve vaccine equity through an initiative that will identify Minnesotans who have been most impacted by COVID-19 and connect them with vaccination opportunities.
Visit the State’s Vaccine Connector to Make Appointment to get Immunized
The State of Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector now lets Minnesotans schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine and also shows sites that allow walk-ins.
Why We Need Vaccination Equity
Racial disparities in vaccination rates are increasing. So are myths that strategies to vaccinate more equitably aren’t needed. It’s important to know the facts so that we protect communities of color, wrote the Chief Medical Officers for Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans in the StarTribune.
Giving Everyone a Fair Shake at Optimal Health Requires a Look Within
Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans have seen firsthand how pervasive health inequities are in our state and that we need to come together — both as a community and as a state — if we are going to make meaningful change, wrote Lucas Nesse, CEO of the Council, in the Minneapolis-St.Paul Business Journal.
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.
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.
Lost your insurance card? No problem. Want to find out how much you’ll pay or compare prices for care you need? Can you get care online? Wondering how the quality of the care you get is measured?
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.
What it Means to be a Nonprofit Health Plan
Being a nonprofit health plan means to put the community first. Having a nonprofit status means health plans invest their resources back into members and communities to bring wellness within reach for everyone.
Staffers from the Council’s member health plans discuss what drove them to get vaccinated against COVID-19, why they feel it’s critical to be an example for others in the community and how they overcame vaccine hesitancy.
From helping vaccinate our health care heroes to hitting the road in modified city buses to reach underserved communities, Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are rolling out creative strategies to fight the COVID-19 outbreak and build confidence around the vaccine.
Insurance companies support Minnesotans by protecting the lives, property and well-being of families and businesses. In a video featured at Insurance Day at the Capitol, the CEO of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans joins industry leaders to discuss what insurers do for our state.