Friday, May 9, 2014

Dakota County offering MNsure enrollment help, workshops

In partnership with the Dakota County Library and Portico Healthnet, Dakota County Community Services is continuing its popular workshops to assist people in applying for MNsure health care programs. Even though open enrollment has ended, many people are still eligible to sign up for insurance — right now.


You can enroll right now if you are eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.

  • Annual income can be up to $64,762 depending on family size and age of people being insured.


You can enroll right now if you have a qualifying life change event. Examples include:

  • Loss of minimum essential coverage
  • Marriage
  • Gain of a dependent through birth of a child, adoption or foster care
  • Individual who was previously not a citizen, national or lawfully present individual gains such status
  • Other changes that affect income and eligibility


Library workshops will be held at the following times and locations:

  • 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley; 952-891-7045
  • 6–8 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan; 651-450-2900


At the workshops, an application counselor will help attendees set up a MNsure account online, guide them through the application and answer any questions they might have. Anyone interested in attending should bring the names, date of birth, incomes and Social Security numbers of anyone in their household applying for health care coverage. Registration is required by calling the specific Library branch to sign up for its workshop.


In addition to the Library workshops, a computer lab is available to residents from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday on the second floor of the Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Road W., West St. Paul. No appointment is necessary, and staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist residents.

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