The state’s health insurance exchange has enrolled nearly 59,000 Minnesotans in coverage as a key deadline approaches. MNsure announced its most up-to-date enrollment figures on Friday, putting the exchange well ahead of enrollment at this time last year. Minnesotans have until noon on Dec. 31 to sign up for health insurance effective Jan. 1.
Scott Leitz, the head of MNsure, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning, a day before the scheduled deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.
The new federal health care law says everyone must be signed up by midnight Monday, or face a penalty. In Minnesota, MNsure is moving quickly to enroll as many people as possible over the weekend. Already this week, MNsure ramped up recruiting at more than 1,000 signup events.
Officials with Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace say their preliminary budget for 2015 will be balanced without seeking new federal or state money. MNsure Interim CEO Scott Leitz told reporters Wednesday that the proposed $39.8 million budget for next year is based on the assumption that the federal government will let the exchange carry over $5 million in federal grants that have already been awarded but not spent.
Gov. Mark Dayton is urging final action by mid-March on a package of tax breaks and the repeal of some recently adopted business taxes.
Just two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts. Tuesday is the final day to enroll for a plan through the state’s health insurance exchange, known as MNsure.
Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving people in 36 states more time to select a plan.
The Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.
To help out last-minute tax filers, the Post Office at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will offer retail and collection services until midnight on April 15.
Governor Mark Dayton has made a repeated call for a deadline for a Vikings deal. So far Republican leaders have not agreed.
There is new hope for homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but they have to act fast.
Minneapolis is telling organizers of gatherings for National Night Out on Aug. 2 that important deadlines are coming up soon.
It’s crunch time for the big time players in the Minnesota Vikings stadium deal.
Minnesota lawmakers are working Saturday with less than three days left in the legislative session, as the Capitol fills with demonstrators on gay marriage and budget cuts.