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Program Description:

MinnesotaCare is Minnesota's S-CHIP program, but adults may enroll in the program as well as children if they meet the eligibility criteria. To qualify, you must be a resident of Minnesota, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid) for the past four months (some exceptions for some children). In addition, you must not have health insurance available to you through an employer who offers to pay at least half the monthly cost. You must be a U.S. citizen or "qualified" non-citizen. Income limits for MinnesotaCare are higher than the limits for Medical Assistance (Minnesota's Medicaid program). Because of different calculation methods, the income limits listed here may be slightly different than the actual income figures used by Minnesota. Please contact us for more information on the program. MinnesotaCare provides comprehensive health care coverage. Covered services include doctor visits, immunizations, hospitalization, prescriptions, eye exams, eye glasses, dental care and more. Enrollees pay a monthly premium based on income, household size, and the number of people covered. Some low-income children and families pay as little as $4 per month.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Minnesota, under 21 years of age, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), underinsured, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, and you must have an annual household income before taxes of less than $28,608 if one person lives in the household; $38,508 if two people live in the household; $48,408 if three people live in the household; $58,308 if four people live in the household; $68,208 if five people live in the household; $78,108 if six people live in the household; $88,008 if seven people live in the household; $97,908 if eight people live in the household; and $107,808 if more than eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $9,900 for each additional person in the home. Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

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