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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) to find out the amount and due date of your next premium:

  • • (651) 297-3862 in the Twin Cities metro area
  • • (800) 657-3672 toll free from outside the Twin Cities
  • • TTY: (800) 627-3529 or 711
  • 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.

  • • Online
    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.
  • • 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
  • • In person
    You may pay your premium at the MinnesotaCare office in downtown St. Paul. You may pay by cash, check or money order. If you pay by cash, you must have exact change.
    County offices do not take MinnesotaCare premium payments.
  • DHS – MinnesotaCare office
    Elmer L. Andersen Building
    540 Cedar Street
    St Paul, MN

    Directions to MinnesotaCare's state office

    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monday through Friday

  • • Automatic withdrawal
    The Department of Human Services discontinued the automatic withdrawal payment option for all health care programs. For enrollees already using automatic withdrawal, the final automatic payment will be taken Jan. 10, 2012. After that date, premiums and any past due amounts must be paid using one of the other options listed above.

  • You can find out if your premium payment has been received by calling the automated phone system at the numbers listed above.

    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 pay a premium for MinnesotaCare?
    Most people pay a monthly premium. There are two exceptions:

  • • 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. 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.
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