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March 31, 2016
Lawmakers livid over late forms
The state’s failure to promptly mail critical tax forms to Minnesotans who enrolled in health insurance plans through MNsure may be corrected, but lawmakers remain angry. Rep. Mark Anderson, R-Lake Shore, said Wednesday that he is disappointed “no heads have rolled. ... This has...
March 31, 2016 - 5:45am
March 24, 2016
As MNsure’s delays with tax form persist, Dayton criticizes leaders
ST. PAUL -- Thousands of Minnesotans are still waiting for vital tax forms from the MNsure exchange, and Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said state officials responded too late to the problem. Just over 13,000 Minnesotans have yet to receive their 1095-A tax forms, which are required...
March 24, 2016 - 8:22am
March 15, 2016
Bill tries to undo Minnesota's medical estate claims
ST. PAUL - Minnesotans between 55 and 65 on government-funded Medical Assistance are finding the state has placed thousands of dollars of claims on their estates. They are not happy about it, but a Senate committee Monday night began the work of ending the practice. "We want our lives...
March 15, 2016 - 8:13am
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
February 2, 2016
MNsure enrollment passes 85,000
ST. PAUL — MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 8:07am
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
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
May 4, 2015
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
April 19, 2015
Five things about MNsure’s special enrollment period
As Minnesotans file their 2014 tax returns, some are finding they must pay a tax penalty for not enrolling into health coverage last year — and if they did not enroll into 2015 coverage, next year’s penalty will be substantially higher. MNsure’s special enrollment period...
April 19, 2015 - 5:20am
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