Minnesota Hospital Association


October 22, 2018

MHA Newsline: Oct. 22, 2018

In this issue 

National 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 Healthy Communities websitereturn to top   

2019 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 co-insurance.   

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 websitereturn to top