Skip to main content

Tax credit notices sent to MNsure applicants following website glitch

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Following a glitch in MNsure's website over federal tax credit calculations, the state's new health care agency has started sending out notices to applicants who may be eligible for discounted premiums, the Pioneer Press reported.

MNsure said notices were sent out to about 7,500 applicants Monday, although the organization didn't say how many of those people received incorrect information.

The Star Tribune reported last week that state and county officials would be double-checking more than 30,000 applications because of the glitch.

Applications were being checked again to determine whether people who qualified for public programs (such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare) or tax credits to lower the costs of premiums were given correct information.

According to the Pioneer Press, some applicants were wrongly told by the MNsure website that they didn’t qualify for tax credits or were given incorrect estimates for the size of their credits.

A MNsure spokesman said in an email to the paper Monday that state workers spent the holiday weekend re-checking about 9,200 applications, and 20,000-25,000 more will be checked again by counties across the state.

"We expect all to be done by Saturday," Jeremy Drucker said.

The state's health care exchange was established in connection with the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama­care.

Minnesotans must enroll by Dec. 23 for their MNsure health benefits to take effect by Jan. 1.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 7.55.28 PM

Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Burnsville, Minnesota - May 2019 (2)

Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.


How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.


St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.


80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.


30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

Intersection in Rochester.

Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.