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Avoiding estate mistakes
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March 6, 2016
MNsure: You love it or hate it
The trick to understanding MNsure, state Rep. Matt Dean says, is that it’s like the blue-and-black dress. Or is it the white-and-gold dress? But that’s the point: “half the people look at this and see one thing, and half the people look at it and see a dress of a different color,”...
March 6, 2016 - 5:00am
March 4, 2016
Working poor in 18 states stuck in ‘coverage gap’
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law six years ago this month. The uninsured rate is now 11.9 percent, the lowest ever recorded. Approximately 17 million more Americans have health insurance today than before the law was passed. Hospitals across the nation have saved tens of...
opinion / other opinions
March 4, 2016 - 5:20am
March 1, 2016
Minnesota uninsured rate drops nearly in half
ST. PAUL – A new report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the University of Minnesota finds that Minnesota cut its uninsured rate nearly in half between 2013 and 2015. The rate of Minnesotans without health insurance has now reached an all-time low at 4.3 percent.....
March 1, 2016 - 8:53am
November 5, 2015
Sharp words exchanged over MNsure budget
ST. PAUL -- A prominent House Republican on Wednesday accused MNsure executives of misleading him about their budget and asked the federal government to stop giving the controversial health care exchange any more money, provoking a war of words with MNsure leaders. At issue are...
November 5, 2015 - 8:08am
October 16, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its website when enrollment begins next month. "My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience," interim MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole said Thursday to a legislative...
October 16, 2015 - 8:25am
October 8, 2015
MNsure and partners to offer small biz plan
MNsure has finalized partnerships with four certified broker agencies as part of the MNsure Small Business Enrollment Initiative. These agencies will promote small business enrollment through MNsure’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The partnerships are the result...
Business / business briefs
October 8, 2015 - 5:35am
October 2, 2015
$12K fine for deceptive health insurance ads
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that his agency has fined a Florida company $12,500 for running television commercials that could mislead consumers by suggesting that its health insurance products were affiliated with a government program. “Choosing...
October 2, 2015 - 5:40am
August 23, 2015
MNsure teams up with Consumers’ Checkbook
MNsure will partner with Consumers’ Checkbook to create an online plan comparison tool, which will help Minnesotans get a more complete picture of their health insurance costs, as well as help them choose their best plan options. The partnership is the result of a Request for...
August 23, 2015 - 5:00am
July 4, 2015
Supreme court preserves health insurance marketplaces
The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace. The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that...
opinion / editorials
July 4, 2015 - 5:45am
MNsure chief to resign
ST. PAUL -- The head of the beleaguered MNsure health insurance exchange is resigning today to accept a new job. The MNsure board is to meet briefly this afternoon to accept the resignation, and likely name an interim chief executive officer. MNsure reported that outgoing CEO Scott...
May 4, 2015 - 11:24am
March 15, 2015
MNsure cuts 2016 enrollment forecast
MNsure has lowered its enrollment projections again for the next year and trimmed its budget to cover the lower revenue. Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange now predicts 95,000 private enrollees next year. That’s down from a projection of 107,000 made in November...
March 15, 2015 - 5:35am
March 12, 2015
No health insurance? Prepare for penalty
ST. PAUL -- Some Minnesotans may get an unpleasant surprise when they file their taxes over the next month — the discovery that they have to pay a tax penalty for not having health insurance. The health insurance mandate is part of the national Affordable Care Act and is kicking...
March 12, 2015 - 8:22am
February 4, 2015
Uninsured will pay at tax time
The penalties for not carrying health insurance are getting high enough to make you sick. And then you’ll really be in trouble, since you aren’t covered. This year, the penalty more than triples, to $325 per adult or 2 percent of income, whichever is greater. The Individual...
opinion / editorials
February 4, 2015 - 2:30pm
January 25, 2015
Get help with MNsure sign-up
Signing up for health care coverage isn’t as simple as it used to be when you could walk into the Becker County Human Services lobby and fill out a paper application form. Now, with a few exceptions, applications need to go through the state’s MNsure website. But county workers...
January 25, 2015 - 10:00am
January 23, 2015
MNsure hits 100,000 enrollment mark
MNsure hit the 100,000 mark of enrollees on Tuesday as Minnesota continues to set state records for the percentage of people with health insurance coverage. Last year, the state-run health insurance program reached that mark on Feb. 21. “As we enter the final weeks of this...
January 23, 2015 - 10:00am