The Health Insurance Marketplace

No doubt you’ve heard about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, a key part of the health care law that opened for business on October 1st. But you probably still have questions. Like what is the Marketplace, and can you really get health insurance? Well we’ve got answers.

Thanks to MNsure, you may buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, and prescriptions. And plans in the MNsure Marketplace must treat you fairly; they can’t deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.With a single application, you can also see if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or savings you can use right away to lower your health insurance premiums.

As you explore your options on the MNsure Marketplace, you may want to get some help. Johnson Memorial Health Services has three staff members who have completed training to become certified Navigators (customer service representatives) for MNsure Marketplace. They can personally assist you with the application and enrollment process and answer any questions you may have. For more information contact Crystal Bothun at 320-769-4393 or email

mnsure_logo copyThe best place for the latest, most accurate, information on the Marketplace is the updated website, At the site, you can learn what it is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs, and more. If you own a small business, there’s information for you, too.



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