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This message greeted many Minnesotans Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, as they tried to buy health insurance policies that would begin on Jan. 1. A week before the deadline to have insurance policies in place when 2014 begins, MNsure continued to face glitches such as this. (Forum News Service image from

Web woes near deadline are latest MNsure problem

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who want new health insurance on Jan. 1 have a week to buy policies through the state-run MNsure program, but problems continue to surface as that deadline nears.


On Monday, for instance, people wanting to sign up on the MNsure website were greeted with: "We are currently experiencing issues with new applications requesting 1/1/14 plan coverage. We are working to resolve this issue."

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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.