Resources to Keep Minnesotans Covered as Eligibility Renewals Return for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare

Redetermining eligibility for 1.5 million Minnesotans enrolled in state programs – a record number – after a three-year hiatus will be an unprecedented amount of work for the state, counties and tribes who process the renewals, as well as for the health plans who support these enrollees to maintain coverage.

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How Care Coordination is Improving Health

Care coordination is a unique benefit which provides highly individualized, holistic care to support members’ health and wellbeing. For patients with complex and chronic conditions, care coordination enables personalized, responsive care to enhance the patient experience, reduce the cost of care, and improve the health of communities throughout Minnesota.

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How Health Plans Are Advancing Health Equity

Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans have a renewed focus on equity, creating a number of initiatives that will support Minnesotans in their health care journey. A recent edition of Minnesota Physician highlights several equity programs, along with the people who helped bring those initiatives to life.

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Lessons Learned From Vaccine Equity Partnership

One of the key takeaways from the Vaccine Equity Partnership with the State of Minnesota was the value in aligning communication and resources. There is also opportunity to use this partnership to address the social drivers of health to bring about better health outcomes for under-resourced communities, wrote Minnesota Council of Health Plans CEO Lucas Nesse in Minnesota Physician.

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A Reminder from your Healthcare Provider: Come back to get caught up

Three years after COVID-19 postponed thousands of well-child visits, it’s important to make sure Minnesota’s children are up to date on vaccines. These resources provide information on the vaccines given to most babies from birth up to 23 months. The materials are available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali in text, audio, and print versions.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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How Care Coordination Makes a Difference for Vulnerable Members

Care coordinators with Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans work to improve health outcomes by removing barriers. By bridging health care and social needs, care coordination improves the quality of care delivered to members while reducing medical costs. Watch the video to learn more.

Our Blog

May 24, 2024

As we move beyond the 2024 legislative session, policymakers must now turn their attention to health care affordability issues. This should include revisiting restrictions on health plans’ price tools and ensuring cost defrayals are provided for benefit mandates.

April 30, 2024

A new report on the health care tax landscape in Minnesota provides a helpful overview of the different taxes and fees in the state paid by health care providers, insurers, employers, and individuals.

February 27, 2024

Ensuring Affordability in Minnesota’s Individual Market: Don’t Overlook 2026 With both state and federal subsidies for the individual market set to expire at the end of next year, a recent study projected that over 90,000 Minnesotans could become uninsured in 2026 Should Minnesota launch a “public option”? Well, maybe, according to a recent editorial in […]

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.