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Enrolling in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare

Get assistance enrolling in a plan - Visit MNsure.org to get connected with a navigator who can help you determine if you’re eligible and apply.

How to enroll in UCare Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) (Medical Assistance) or MinnesotaCare

You qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare based on your income and family size.


Income guidelines for a family of four


Chart showing the income guidelines for a family of four

For more details on income guidelines, visit MNsure.


Here’s what to expect when you apply:

  1. If you haven’t already, you will need to create an account at MNsure.org
  2. Sign into your account and choose to apply with financial assistance.
  3. Fill out the application. You’ll be asked for details about yourself and your household, including your income and whether you have any employer-sponsored insurance.
  4. Review and sign your application electronically.
  5. Once you submit your application, you’ll get a screen that tells you what assistance you’re eligible for.
  6. If you qualify for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, you’ll be contacted by the Department of Human Services, your county or your tribal agency to choose a health plan.
  7. At that point, you may be able to request UCare as your health plan for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare coverage.

For more details on this application process, visit MNsure. Need help? Find a MNsure-certified navigator (external links)


Minnesota Health Care Programs

Minnesota also offers health care assistance programs for: