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About MinnesotaCare

MinnesotaCare is a program offered through MNsure. This program is designed for people who need financial assistance for health insurance, but do not qualify for Medicaid (Medical Assistance). The income limits for MinnesotaCare are higher than those for the Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP).

Most MinnesotaCare members get their coverage from a health plan like UCare. Most people 21 and older who are not pregnant will pay a monthly premium and copays for covered health care benefits. Premiums are $0 to $28 depending on your income, which are paid to the state MinnesotaCare Office.

Examples of 2024 MinnesotaCare copay amounts include:

  • $10 for generic prescription drugs ($25 for brand)
  • $100 copay for ER visit
  • $28 copay for an office visit that isn't for preventive care or mental health and substance use disorder services
  • $250 for inpatient hospital stay
  • $10 copay for eyeglasses


Enroll with UCare if you:

Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Hennepin, Houston, Isanti, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Martin, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Olmsted, Pennington, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, St. Louis, Todd, Wadena, Washington, Watonwan, Winona and Wright.

Current members

Important plan documents

Medicaid Benefits

Additional UCare programs and benefits

  • Up to $20 back on your monthly fitness club fees for adults age 18 and older if you attend 12 or more times per month* (Children age 17 and younger can get a fitness or wellness kit)
  • No-cost transportation to colonoscopy and mammogram appointments
  • Access to the UCare Dental Connection, which provides assistance with scheduling dental appointments and coordinating dental services
  • Mobile Dental Clinic for dental check-ups, cleanings and basic restorative care
  • No-cost e-Visits or virtual visits through virtuwell and M Health Fairview
  • No-cost car seats for eligible members who are pregnant and children up to age 8
  • A large network of health care providers
  • Earn rewards for completing certain preventive screenings, tests or exams
  • Save with grocery discounts on pre-qualified healthy foods. Weekly discounts loaded to your UCare Healthy Benefits+ Visa® card.
  • Up to $15 off most community education classes (limits may apply)
  • Access to our other great health and wellness programs and tools
  • Food access referrals to connect with local food resources through Second Harvest Heartland
  • LivingWell Kids Kits to help kids feel and be well

*At participating fitness clubs.

Things to consider before you enroll

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Is your doctor in network?

See if your providers are included in our network.

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Are your drugs covered?

We cover a wide range of drugs from brand name to generic. See if your prescriptions are covered.

Questions? Call a UCare expert.

8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Call 612-676-3200 or 1-800-203-7225
TTY 612-676-6810 or 1-800-688-2534