MinnesotaCare premium relief continues through 2025

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced on Tuesday, that approximately 90,000 Minnesotans will continue to save money on MinnesotaCare premiums through the end of 2025.

The lower premiums began in 2021, and had been set to end in January 2023, however the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act by President Biden last month, extends premium relief by three years.

MinnesotaCare covers people who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to purchase other health insurance. It is designed to offer affordable premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs for coverage that is typically broader than insurance options available on the individual market.

The program includes dental, vision and comprehensive behavioral health services.

“MinnesotaCare premium relief makes a big difference for many families,” Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead said. “Continuing the savings through 2025 results in more affordable health care coverage for Minnesotans who are facing financial struggles.”

Until January 2026, people with incomes under 160% of the federal poverty level will not have to pay premiums for MinnesotaCare. People whose incomes fall between 160% and 200% of the federal poverty level will pay reduced premiums.

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