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December 27, 2014
Health insurance no cure-all
There are fewer uninsured adults than ever before in the Minnesota health care system, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The office estimates that 135,000 adults ages 18 to 64 years gained coverage between 2013 and 2014 after implementation of key Affordable Care...
December 27, 2014 - 12:30pm
December 16, 2014
MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have an extra five days to shop for coverage effective Jan. 1 on the state’s health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday it has extended its enrollment deadline to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as a response to market timing changes. Monday was the...
December 16, 2014 - 7:55am
December 14, 2014
MNsure deadline: Enroll by Monday for Jan. 1 coverage
Minnesotans who want health coverage beginning Jan. 1 have until Dec. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to enroll in commercial health plans through MNsure. MNsure has shared “five things to know” to more quickly and efficiently complete the enrollment process. Don’t wait. Individuals...
December 14, 2014 - 8:00am
December 4, 2014
Deadline nears for Jan. health insurance
Individuals need to renew or apply for health insurance coverage before Dec. 15 to avoid paying significantly higher premiums or losing access to insurance and/or tax credits on Jan. 1, cautions Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters. Individuals who have purchased their...
December 4, 2014 - 12:00pm
MNsure cuts 2015 enrollment forecast by one-third
ST. PAUL -- MNsure officials on Wednesday lowered their 2015 enrollment projections by about one-third but still presented a balanced budget to its board of directors. MNsure CEO Scott Leitz said the state-run health insurance exchange expects to have enrolled about 67,000 Minnesotans...
December 4, 2014 - 8:54am
October 2, 2014
MNsure premiums to rise 4.5% next year
ST. PAUL -- Premiums on the state’s MNsure health insurance exchange will rise in 2015, but they will still likely be the lowest in the nation. The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that the rates offered by the four insurers still participating in the exchange...
October 2, 2014 - 8:09am
July 29, 2014
8,700 MinnesotaCare enrollees given bad information on MNsure switch
ST. PAUL -- The state Department of Human Services is moving quickly to correct an error in notices sent to more than 8,700 people in the MinnesotaCare health insurance program. The incorrect information was sent in a July 17 notice that told enrollees they needed to make a payment...
July 29, 2014 - 7:54am
July 17, 2014
MNsure report finds mixed results; 399 defects but system secure
ST. PAUL -- The second phase of a consultant’s report sends mixed signals about the performance of MNsure’s information technology system. On one hand, MNsure has been failing to track all the defects with its website, with the new report tallying 399 open defects — much...
July 17, 2014 - 8:15am
July 3, 2014
State lapse leaves MNsure health applicants in the lurch
ST. PAUL -- At least 16,000 low-income health insurance applicants never received letters telling them that the state needed more information, and many remain uninsured. State officials disclosed the mistake Wednesday and blamed the problem on human error. The notices were supposed...
July 3, 2014 - 8:30am
June 19, 2014
Report: MNSure’s online system flawed, needs work
ST. PAUL -- MNsure’s online system for managing people’s health coverage needs a lot of work before November, when the next big wave of people trying to buy coverage through the health exchange begins. Deloitte, a consultant hired by MNsure to guide fixes, reviewed 73 portions...
June 19, 2014 - 8:15am
May 8, 2014
MNsure ‘outreaches’ with enrollment grant
MNsure released the 2014 Outreach and Enrollment Grant Request for Proposals, encouraging organizations interested in assisting MNsure with outreach and enrollment to apply. MNsure is issuing $4 million in grants targeted to fund outreach and enrollment efforts from September 1,...
May 8, 2014 - 1:30pm
April 30, 2014
Mahube: MNsure now working well
Even though the open enrollment window for MNsure has closed, the website is still available to those needing to make changes or who still need to register for medical assistance and MinnesotaCare. MNsure is the health insurance exchange that is the state’s equivalent to the...
April 30, 2014 - 4:00pm
MNsure offers retroactive coverage in some cases
ST. PAUL -- MNsure announced two new options Tuesday for select groups of consumers to purchase coverage in the coming weeks through the state’s new health insurance marketplace. The options are intended to help people who either struggled with technical problems while trying...
April 30, 2014 - 9:11am
April 9, 2014
Dayton advisers won’t attend MNsure hearing
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton said his advisers won’t testify before a legislative oversight committee today because Republicans are trying to turn the hearing on Minnesota’s health insurance exchange into “a farce.” “They’re making a mockery of the word ‘oversight,’...
April 9, 2014 - 8:17am
March 27, 2014
MNsure sees more website problems as interest surges ahead of deadline
ST. PAUL -- With the final enrollment deadline nearing, MNsure is seeing a surge in interest among people seeking health insurance — and experiencing...
March 27, 2014 - 9:08am