State health and commerce officials released information Friday about the health insurance plans and rates that will be sold on the MNsure marketplace.
MNsure plans will cost as low as $91 per month, making Minnesota's health care marketplace premiums the lowest among other states that have released rates. Tax credits will be available to those who qualify, further reducing the cost.
Minnesota is one of 16 states with an online health insurance marketplace in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, which requires every U.S. citizen to carry health insurance on Jan. 1, 2014.
Five companies are selling 141 plans on the MNsure exchange, with about 20 percent of Minnesotans expected to enroll. Open enrollment through MNsure begins Oct. 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014.
At a news conference Friday, officials couldn't promise Minnesotans that they will pay less than their current coverage, but said they will get more for their money.
The program's call center opened this week, with representatives available to answer all of your health plan questions.
MNSURE PHONE LINE
1-855-3-MNSURE (1-855-366-7873) Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.