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MNsure Chairrman Brian Beutner, left, and new Chief Executive Officer Scott Leitz stand in front of MNsure mascots B be and Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, as they talk to reporters. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota's health insurance marketplace leaders are looking into extending a Monday deadline for buying policies.

And MNsure's new leader promised Wednesday to improve service to Minnesotans.


"My focus coming into this is on the consumer," said Scott Leitz, who the MNsure board named chief executive officer hours earlier, after April Todd-Malmlov resigned as the agency's top staffer.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.