The Minnesota Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) is called MNsure. The State of Minnesota administers MNsure.

General information about the MNsure can be found at: http://mnsure.org/.


MNsure is essentially a marketplace for individuals and small businesses with up to 100 employees to shop for health insurance if they do not already have insurance coverage from another source. If they have insurance from another source (such as employment, retirement benefits, or spousal benefits), they do not need to obtain it from the Marketplace.


Providers must contract with each of the plans in the marketplace individually in order to fully participate in the Alabama Health Benefit Exchange.

This process is similar to enrolling in insurance or managed care organization provider networks. See below for a list of insurers participating in the state marketplace, and information on contacting them.

As an HIV provider, you may qualify for designation as an “Essential Community Provider (ECP).” The Qualified Health Plans participating in the Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) are required to contract with a minimum number of ECPs and Specialists to ensure network adequacy.

Visit our Provider Resources Section for more specific instructions to assist you in contacting health plans.


The state office of insurance is primarily responsible for examining and addressing issues with the plans offered within the state Exchange (Marketplace), and the companies that offer them.

If you are experiencing problems as a medical provider with the plans or companies in the state exchange, or if your patients are experiencing problems with the plans or companies in the state exchange, including trouble with access to medications, access to preferred providers, navigating the appeals process, excessive costs, or possible discriminatory policies, or any otherproblems related to the Affordable Care Act, please report these problems to the state office of insurance:

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Insurance Division
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Complaints: http://mn.gov/commerce/insurance/consumers/tools/complaints/


Below is a list of the Qualified Health Plans that have publicly announced that they will offer plans in the Alabama Health Benefit Exchange.

Alabama has established Blue Cross Blue Shield of AL as the “benchmark” plan.

This list is being routinely updated, and may change as insurers join or drop out of the exchange. Please check back for updates

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Plan Website: http://www.bluecrossmn.com/
Provider Enrollment: https://www.bluecrossmn.com/Page/mn/en_US/provider-self-service
Plan types offered: Individual, SHOP

Health Partners
Plan Website: http://www.healthpartners.com/
Provider Enrollment: https://www.healthpartners.com/provider-public/
Plan types offered: Individual

Plan Website: https://www.medica.com/
Provider Enrollment: https://www.medica.com/providers/
Plan types offered: Individual

Plan Website: http://www.ucare.org/
Provider Enrollment: https://www.ucare.org/providers/Pages/Default.aspx
Plan types offered: Individual