Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 27
The 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by
the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will take place Oct. 27. Learn more
and locate a collection site near you on the DEA website.
On the most recent take-back day on April 28, Minnesota collected 23,505 pounds
of prescription medication at 101 participating sites.
Unused medicines that remain in home cabinets are highly susceptible to
diversion, misuse and abuse. Learn more about the importance of appropriate
prescription medication disposal on the Minnesota’s Hospitals: Strengthening
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MNsure plan comparisons now available
MNsure’s new online plan comparison tool now features
updated 2019 plan information to help Minnesotans shop and compare plans in
advance of open enrollment, which begins Nov. 1 and ends on Jan. 13, 2019.
MNsure's new plan comparison tool has increased functionality that allows
Minnesotans to compare plans by premium, co-pay, deductible, out-of-pocket
maximum, covered prescriptions and more. Additionally, the tool can help
consumers narrow their search based on criteria that is important to them, like
metal level, HSA-eligibility, quality rating and plan type. The tool also
provides information on primary visit and generic drug co-pays and
Individuals earning up to $48,560 a year, or a family of four earning up to
$100,400 a year, could qualify for federal tax credits. Additional income
guidelines are available on the MNsure website. Approximately 65 percent of
current enrollees are receiving tax credits.
Over 480,000 Minnesotans have accessed coverage through MNsure during the 2018
plan year. To learn more, visit the MNsure website. return to top