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Medical Assistance for Families

Minnesota offers essential programs that provide health coverage to people who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

This coverage has been continuous for everyone since 2020, but you need to renew coverage as of 2023.

Every Minnesota member must apply through this renewal process to learn if they are covered in the program for support that includes:

  • Medical care
  • Mental health care
  • Therapies that are part of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

You must:

1. Update your contact information with Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare. Visit  the Minnesota Health and Human Services website  and follow the  steps to update your contact information.

So that Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can contact you in the future, they will need your current:

  • Mailing address.
  • Phone number.
  • Email, or other contact information.

2. Respond to the Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare renewal form when it arrives to keep your coverage. Look for a letter from Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare.

The letter will require you to complete a form to renew your coverage.

Complete this immediately to avoid a gap in your or your child’s coverage.

If the letter informs that your children are renewed, you’re set.

Parents should respond even if you don’t think you’re eligible. Your child could still be eligible.

Also see:

Schools still need family income data
The state’s new free meals haven’t changed that. Other federal allocations still ride on that information.  (Star Tribune, Sept. 10, 2023)

Medicaid Eligibility & Enrollment Tooklit  (

This toolkit was created to provide additional technical assistance to the states and their vendor partners in the development and implementation of their Eligibility and Enrollment systems.


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