State officials are reminding Minnesotans to sign up through the state’s health insurance exchange by Dec. 15 to ensure they’re covered at the start of the New Year. MNsure is preparing for a rush of web traffic ahead of the Monday deadline, increasing call center hours to handle consumers looking to avoid a lapse in coverage.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. MNsure says over 2,550 Minnesotans have used the exchange to enroll in new coverage or renew their coverage in private health plans since last Saturday.
The executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says a mostly problem-free weekend rollout netted more than 500 enrollees.
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.
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is reporting a jump in enrollments as Monday’s open enrollment deadline approaches. MNsure officials say total enrollment has topped 145,000.
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.
More than 113,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in health insurance coverage through the state’s exchange, MNsure announced Friday. “We are happy with the number of people we have enrolled so far, but we’re not done working yet.”
If your health insurance is provided by your employer, you will lose coverage if you are laid off or fired. But there are options to stay covered.
Insurance signups through Minnesota’s health care marketplace continued to grow into February to more than 90,000 people, but enrollment continues to be weighted more toward public plans over private insurance.
A big announcement came Friday on Minnesota’s troubled health care exchange. MNsure says it is extending the signup deadline for thousands of Minnesotans who may have had trouble getting on its website.
Almost 11,000 people have signed up for insurance through Minnesota’s online exchange in its first month of operation.
The Minneapolis Public School District is expected to grow by more than 3,000 kids over the next five years. That means some big changes are going to have to take place to keep up with all the new students.
Five years from now, the Minneapolis Public School District will look much different. Enrollment is up significantly and it’s expected to continue to rise by 3,300 students, and that means there’s a need for more space.
When Minneapolis students had back to class a week from Monday, the district will experience something it hasn’t in more than a decade – a spike in the number of high school students attending Minneapolis Public Schools. For the first time since 2001, enrollment district-wide will be more than 34,000 students – nearly more than 400 than last year.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s first-quarter net income rose 3 percent as enrollment and revenue gains countered an increase in operating costs, and the health insurer raised its 2012 earnings forecast.