Open enrollment for those who provide health insurance coverage for themselves and their families (estimated at 170,000 Minnesota’s residents mainly self-employed or those whose employers do not offer health insurance coverage) begins Nov. 1st. We should see the 2018 premiums by Oct. 2nd. There’s actually two sets of rates proposed by Minnesota’s health insurance companies i.e. HealthPartners and Medica. Depending on Federal Government reimbursement to help reduce cost of expensive health insurance plans. One proposed set of premiums are 20% lower if Federal reimbursement comes through.