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IMPACTED COUNTIES IN MINNESOTA

Medicare Cost plan availability will be limited in Minnesota beginning January 1, 2019, due to a federal law. This change affects 66 counties in Minnesota including the Twin Cities metro area. This changeĀ does notĀ impact the remaining 21 counties in Minnesota, or counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, where Medicare Cost plans will continue to be available for new enrollments and renewals.

66 Impacted Counties

Counties where Medicare Cost plans will no longer be available January 1, 2019:

Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Grant
Hennepin

Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Jackson
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Laq Qui Parle
Lake of The Wood
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Trail
Pennington

Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Stearns
Steele
Swift
Todd
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright

21 Remaining Counties

Medicare Cost Plans will continue to be available in 2019 in these counties:

Aitken
Carlton
Cook
Goodhue
Itasca
Kanabec
Koochiching

 

Lake
Le Sueur
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Pine
Pipestone

Rice
Rock
St. Louis
Sibley
Stevens
Traverse
Yellow Medicine