Minnesotans have additional time to purchase health insurance and benefit from a new law that provides an automatic 25 percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans facing significant premium increases in the individual market. A special one-week enrollment period runs from Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 8. More information is in a news release on the MNsure website. Minnesotans can apply for state health care programs, Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, via MNsure anytime of year.