Medical Assistance (Medicaid) plans in Minnesota

Medical Assistance (also called Medicaid or MA) and MinnesotaCare are health insurance programs for people with low incomes. HealthPartners contracts with the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) to offer these programs to those who qualify.

To qualify for Medical Assistance in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualifying noncitizen
  • Have a Social Security number, unless you meet an exception
  • Meet income and asset guidelines 
  • Meet any other program rules (rules vary by program)

To qualify for MinnesotaCare, you must:

  • Be a Minnesota resident
  • Be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Meet income and asset guidelines 
  • Not be enrolled in or have access to Medicare Part A
  • Not be enrolled in Medicare Part B
  • Not be incarcerated, unless you’re awaiting disposition of charges

MSHO is a program for Minnesota residents 65 years old or older who are eligible for both Medical Assistance and Original Medicare (Parts A and B).

With MSHO, your Medical Assistance and Medicare benefits are combined into one plan – at no extra cost. You’ll get extra perks and benefits when you need them. You’ll also get a care coordinator to help guide your health care.

Our MSHO plan is available in 12 counties in the Twin Cities area and central Minnesota.

Plan available in these counties:

  • Anoka
  • Benton
  • Carver
  • Chisago
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wright
To enroll in our HealthPartners MSHO plan:

From Oct. 1 through March 31, our MSHO sales team is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, seven days a week. From April 1 through Sept. 30, we’re available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, Monday - Friday.

Need enrollment help or have questions? Email us at MSHOsales@healthpartners.com.

We have many resources to help you learn how plans provide health coverage. These resources include member handbooks, directories, drug lists and more.

Already a member? Sign in to your account. You can see plan details, find covered care, get prescription drug information and more. You can also request a paper copy of plan documents without signing in.

HealthPartners® Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) is for people under age 65 or families with children.

Information about our PMAP plan Offered in select Minnesota counties

Plan available in these counties:

  • Aitkin
  • Anoka
  • Becker
  • Benton
  • Carlton
  • Carver
  • Cass
  • Chisago
  • Clay
  • Cook
  • Crow Wing
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Kittson
  • Koochiching
  • Lake
  • Mahnomen
  • Marshall
  • Mille Lacs
  • Norman
  • Otter Tail
  • Pennington
  • Pine
  • Polk
  • Ramsey
  • Red Lake
  • Roseau
  • St. Louis
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wilkin
  • Wright
Our PMAP network Our drug list
If you’d like to enroll in our PMAP plan When you turn 65

Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) is a Minnesota Medical Assistance program for people ages 65 and older. If you’re already receiving Medical Assistance when you turn 65, you’ll receive information about MSC+ from DHS. You may also be able to enroll in an MSHO plan.

HealthPartners® MinnesotaCare is for people under age 65.

Information about our MinnesotaCare plan Offered in select Minnesota counties

Plan available in these counties:

  • Aitkin
  • Anoka
  • Becker
  • Benton
  • Carlton
  • Carver
  • Cass
  • Chisago
  • Clay
  • Cook
  • Crow Wing
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Kittson
  • Koochiching
  • Lake
  • Mahnomen
  • Marshall
  • Mille Lacs
  • Norman
  • Otter Tail
  • Pennington
  • Pine
  • Polk
  • Ramsey
  • Red Lake
  • Roseau
  • St. Louis
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wilkin
  • Wright
Our MinnesotaCare network Our drug list
If you’d like to enroll in our MinnesotaCare plan When you turn 65

Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) is a Minnesota Medical Assistance program for people ages 65 and older. If you’re already receiving MinnesotaCare when you turn 65, you’ll receive information about MSC+ from DHS. You may also be able to enroll in an MSHO plan.

HealthPartners® Inspire (SNBC) is for people ages 18-64 with a certified disability.

Information about our Inspire (SNBC) plan Offered in select Minnesota counties

Plan available in these counties:

  •  Aitkin
  • Anoka
  • Becker
  • Benton
  • Carlton
  • Carver
  • Cass
  • Chisago
  • Clay
  • Cook
  • Crow Wing
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Kittson
  • Koochiching
  • Lake
  • Mahnomen
  • Marshall
  • Mille Lacs
  • Norman
  • Otter Tail
  • Pennington
  • Pine
  • Polk
  • Ramsey
  • Red Lake
  • Roseau
  • St. Louis
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wilkin
  • Wright
Our Inspire (SNBC) network Our drug list
If you’d like to enroll in our Inspire (SNBC) plan

For education and assistance, call Disability Hub MN at 866-333-2466.

When you turn 65

Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) is a Minnesota Medical Assistance program for people ages 65 and older. If you’re already receiving MinnesotaCare when you turn 65, you’ll receive information about MSC+ from DHS. You may also be able to enroll in an MSHO plan.

HealthPartners® Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) is for people ages 65 and older.

Information about our MSC+ plan Offered in select Minnesota counties

Plan available in these counties:

  • Anoka
  • Benton
  • Carver
  • Chisago
  • Dakota
  • Hennepin
  • Ramsey
  • Scott
  • Sherburne
  • Stearns
  • Washington
  • Wright
Our MSC+ network Our drug list
If you’d like to enroll in our MSC+ plan

You may also be eligible for an MSHO plan. MSHO combines Medical Assistance and Medicare into one plan. Extra perks and benefits are also provided at no added cost.

Additional resources for our public programs

Legal information

Last Updated February 2022

H2422_002346 Approved