News & Press Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:03:15 GMT Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:55:28 GMT Copyright © 2017 AspireMN AspireMN New Name press release AspireMN New Name press release]]> General Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:55:28 GMT Youth Worker Conference 2017 - scheduled for Oct 2-3 at Cragun's After great success and reviews from the 2016 Youth Worker Conference, co-sponsored by MCCCA (now AspireMN) and MNJDA (MN Juvenile Detention Association) the 2017 dates have already been set!

Please save the dates for October 2-3, 2017 for Cragun's Resort outside of Brainerd, MN.

General Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:48:52 GMT
Supervisor Conference for April 27, 2016 Please SAVE THE DATE for the AspireMN Supervisors Conference.


The day-long event will be held at AspireMN offices, using the Ewald Consulting Conference Center, located at 1000 Westgate Dr, 55114.


Training will be provided by Debbie Okerlund, a well recognized and lauded teacher and trainer. Learn more at:

General Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:10:18 GMT
Updated Resources of Interest Resources ]]> General Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:37:17 GMT MNsure Offers Comparable Price Coverage Untitled Document

Now more individuals and families in Minnesota can get low cost or free health insurance, even if they already have a health or mental health condition. MNsure offers multiple health plans from insurance companies all in one easy-to-shop location. Consumers will be able to compare plans side-by-side to see how price coverage and features differ. MNsure is also the only place Minnesotans can go and see if they qualify for federal tax credits to help pay health insurance premiums. A single individual earning less than $45,000 a year or a family of four earning less than $94,000 a year, will likely qualify for a tax credit. As a MNsure Official Partner, MCCCA is helping spread the word about MNsure, as well as assisting people to enroll. See how you can benefit by visiting

Important Notes:

  1. All plans under MNsure must provide mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and must follow mental health parity laws.

  2. There are no exclusions or waiting periods for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

  3. Medicaid (Medical Assistance) is expanding so that single adults can qualify based on income alone (and not disability).

  4. MinnesotaCare will no longer have waiting periods, limits on hospital coverage or a $1000 co-pay for hospital care.
Healthcare Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:43:00 GMT
New Free Health Insurance Option for Former Foster Youth Untitled Document

New Free Health Insurance Option for Former Foster Youth

Every year, more than 20,000 children ?age out? of foster care on their 18th birthdays. These young adults, whose childhoods were marred by abuse or neglect, are more likely than their peers to have chronic health conditions and less likely to have health insurance. A recent change in the law can help, but only if we all help to spread the word.

The new national health care law makes former foster youth eligible for free health care through Medicaid until their 26th birthdays. But most of the hundreds of newly-eligible young adults in Minnesota don?t know they qualify.

If you or someone you know might qualify, call or encourage them to call 877-543-7669 or visit With Medicaid, young people don?t have to worry about healthcare, so they can focus on school, career, and the other building blocks of successful adult lives.

Healthcare Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:42:13 GMT