Apply for a Health Care Program

Getting an application

There are many ways to get applications for public assistance.

MNSure Logo Opens in new windowIf you are not described above, you can apply for health care coverage through MNsure. MNsure is a central marketplace where Minnesota individuals, families, and small employers can get quality, affordable health insurance and access tax credits or assistance to help pay for coverage. MNsure has an easy-to-use website where you can search and compare plans, a hotline you can call to talk with someone about your options, and places where you can sign up in your community. Use the online application at MNsure or download the Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs-DHS-6696 (PDF).

Applying for health care through MNsure is the fastest way to obtain coverage and if you are eligible for public assistance health coverage, such as medical assistance, MNsure may be able to provide an immediate online eligibility determination.

The Affordable Care Act requires states to provide help to individuals who are trying to determine their health insurance options. Assistance is available through navigators, in-person assisters, and brokers. Navigators and in-person assisters can answer questions about any of the financial assistance programs (Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, and Advanced Premium Tax Credits) and assist anyone who needs help with getting through the application process (MNsure or the paper application). A statewide directory of navigators, in-person assisters, and brokers can be found on the MNsure site under the Assisters tab.

There is no charge to use a navigator, in-person assister, or broker. If you use the Bridge to Benefits screening tool, the name and contact information for a navigator/in-person assister in your county will be provided if you select "One-on-One Assistance" as your "How to Apply" option.

Some of the reported navigators for our county are:

You can mail or drop off your application at any of our four service center locations listed above. Your application will be assigned to a financial worker right away.

Please answer all questions on the application.