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If there is a state government shutdown July 1, the MinnesotaCare office in St. Paul will be closed. Do not call or come into the office. No one will be here to help you.
You must continue to pay your premium to have MinnesotaCare coverage. You can pay online or by mail. You will not be able to pay in person during a shutdown. Automatic withdrawals will still be in effect.
Additional shutdown information is on the MinnesotaCare page and the DHS shutdown page
How do I know the amount of my MinnesotaCare premium?
This premium chart (PDF) can help you estimate of your premium amount. The exact amount is calculated based on the proof of income and other information you provide with your application.
After you are approved for coverage, you will get a bill in the mail. Contact your worker if you do not receive a bill or if you lost it. You can also call MinnesotaCare’s automated phone system (PDF) at the number below to find out the amount and due date of your next premium.
Will my coverage start before I pay my premium?
No, your coverage will not start until your premium is paid. Usually coverage starts the first day of the month after you pay your premium.
How do I pay my premium?
You can pay in several different ways.
You can pay online by checking account withdrawal or credit card.
Online payments made by 5 p.m. on a business day will be credited that day. Online payments made after 5 p.m. on a business day, on weekends or holidays will be credited the next business day.
• Automatic withdrawal
You can have MinnesotaCare withdraw your premium from your bank account each month. You can sign up online or complete and return the automatic withdrawal form (PDF).
Automatic withdrawal begins in the month you select. You will get a notice telling you when the automatic withdrawals will begin. To change or end automatic withdrawal, go to the payments site.
• By mail
Be sure to allow enough time for your premium to arrive by the due date on the bill. Do not mail cash. Write your case number on your check or money order and mail it with the stub from your premium notice to:
PO Box 64834
St. Paul, MN 55164-0834
What if I cannot pay my premium?
• If you do not pay your first premium, your coverage will not start.
• If your coverage has started and you do not pay a premium, your coverage will end. If your coverage ends, you may not be eligible for MinnesotaCare for four months unless you have “good cause” for making your payment late. Good cause is when something that was out of your control happened that made you unable to pay your bill on time. Contact your worker if you want to claim good cause.
Can I pay premiums in advance?
Yes, if you pay online, by mail or in person.
Does everyone who has MinnesotaCare coverage have to pay a premium?
• Households with an American Indian who is enrolled in MinnesotaCare are not required to pay premiums.
• Military families may be able to get coverage without a premium for up to 12 months. Beginning April 1, 2009, the premium can be waived if a family member completed a military tour of duty within two years of being approved for coverage. This benefit is available to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves.
Most people pay a monthly premium. There are two exceptions:
MinnesotaCare contact information
Guide to MinnesotaCare’s automated phone system (PDF)
Addresses and phone numbers for county offices
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