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In 2021, Health Plans Will Continue to Play Key Role in Helping Minnesota Heal

In 2021, Health Plans Will Continue to Play Key Role in Helping Minnesota Heal

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.

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Pre-Existing Conditions: A Refresher Course

Pre-Existing Conditions: A Refresher Course

A pre-existing condition is any health condition you have before your health insurance coverage starts. The ACA offers important protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions. In light of this, it’s important to remember what pre-existing conditions are, including how the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. the ACA, or “Obamacare”) changed how insurance companies treat them.

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Honoring World Mental Health Day

Honoring World Mental Health Day

The Council is sharing the mental health work being done by Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans and some of the free online resources that are available for those who need it. Our local health plan members care deeply about the health, safety and wellness of Minnesotans and in recent months, they’ve ramped up efforts even more to meet Minnesotans’ mental health needs.

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Is This the Most Important Flu Shot Ever?

Is This the Most Important Flu Shot Ever?

As flu season rapidly approaches, it’s important to talk to your doctor about how and when to receive this year’s influenza vaccine. This year more than any other, the flu shot is essential to keep you, your children, your neighbors and our entire health care system healthy. Learn the basics about the flu and the vaccine that can offer you protection from it.

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