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Deadline Nears For Minn. Health Plan Sign-Ups

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.

12/30/2013

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Dayton: MNsure Getting Better, Challenges Remain

Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he believes progress has been made on fixing problems with Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, but that challenges remain as an initial enrollment deadline looms. Dayton said in an interview with The Associated Press that he’s been keeping tabs on MNsure nine days into its new leadership.

12/27/2013

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Dayton Withholds Endorsement Of MNsure Leaders

Gov. Mark Dayton is stopping short of expressing full faith in the executive leadership at Minnesota’s health insurance exchange. Dayton was asked Thursday if he has confidence that exchange leaders were adequately addressing problems.

12/12/2013

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Dayton: MNsure Problems A Concern As Jan. 1 Nears

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s disappointed the state’s health insurance exchange has not resolved problems with its operations as the Jan. 1 date for the state of coverage approaches. Minnesota insurance companies are worried about continuing inaccuracy and other problems with data from MNsure.

12/11/2013

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MNsure Signups Grow From Oct. To Nov., But Glitches Continue

The pace of signups for health insurance through MNsure increased by nearly 50 percent from its first month to its second, according to figures released Wednesday. With the Jan. 1 start of coverage under the federal health law now less than a month away, MNsure officials said 24,586 individual Minnesotans have completed the enrollment process.

12/04/2013

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Audit: Numerous Factors Aided MNsure Data Breach

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says leaders of the state’s new health insurance exchange could have done more to prevent the disclosure of Social Security numbers of about 1,600 insurance agents.

11/07/2013

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Minn. Health Exchange Opens, A Few Hours Late

Officials say Minnesota’s new online health insurance exchange is off to a smooth start. MNsure officials say more than 500 accounts were created in the first hour Tuesday afternoon.

10/02/2013

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Minn. Health Exchange Opens, A Few Hours Late

Officials with Minnesota’s state-run health insurance exchange still haven’t announced a time for its launch. MNsure officials said late Monday afternoon that they had pushed the debut back to sometime Tuesday afternoon. But by early afternoon they still had not set a time for the online marketplace to go live and had not said why.

10/01/2013

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MNsure Highlights Ease Of Site, Downplays Security Concerns

In a spacious new office overlooking Seventh Street in Downtown St. Paul, help is just a phone call away. This is where Minnesotans with interest in purchasing health care coverage through MNsure call-in with their questions.

09/27/2013

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MNsure Board Meets, Will Discuss Security Breach

The board of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is meeting with plans to discuss a recent security breach. MNsure’s board of directors meets Friday afternoon. The gathering comes a week after a MNsure employee accidentally sent out personal information.

09/20/2013

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Minn. Health Exchange To Reveal Marketing Details

State officials running Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange are unveiling details of a marketing campaign to raise its public profile. The online exchange known as MNsure is key to enactment of President Barack Obama’s health-care law in Minnesota.

08/18/2013

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Minnesotans Will Soon Hear A Lot More About MNsure

When the MNsure board holds its regular meeting Wednesday, members will hear from Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov on the exchange’s marketing, outreach and consumer engagement efforts.

07/24/2013

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Advocates Call MNsure Enrollment System Unfair

Minnesota is hiring people to help residents sign up for health plans through its new online health insurance exchange. But advocates say the state is discriminating against the poor by paying consumer assistants less to help low-income residents.

06/17/2013

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Some Carriers Opt Out Of MN Insurance Marketplace

With just four months to go before Minnesota’s new health insurance exchange goes live, it remains to be seen how many choices consumers will get. The names of companies that will offer competing plans via MNsure have not been announced.

06/03/2013

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Dayton Names Directors Of Health Insurance Site

Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen six board members with a range of health care experience to direct a state website that will help the uninsured and others obtain coverage under federal health care changes.

04/30/2013

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No Health Changes For Minnesota Public Employees

Minnesota has had no discussion of moving state government workers onto the state’s new health insurance exchange, said John Pollard, legislative and communications director for Minnesota Management and Budget.

04/24/2013

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Gov. Dayton Signs Health Exchange Bill

Minnesotans will be able to buy health insurance online through a state-based marketplace called MNsure, starting in 2014.

03/20/2013

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House Passes Online Health Insurance Marketplace

The Minnesota House passed a bill early Friday creating an online health insurance marketplace that aims to provide a new way for at least 1.3 million Minnesotans to purchase coverage, a key element of the new federal health care law.

03/15/2013

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Minn. Health Care Exchange Heads For Final Votes

The Minnesota House is preparing for what could be its final vote on a bill creating an health insurance exchange, but the debate could steer into abortion politics.

03/14/2013

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Minn. Senate Approves Health Care Marketplace Bill

The Minnesota Senate has approved a bill to create the state’s health insurance exchange.

03/08/2013

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Minn. House Passes Health Exchange Proposal

The Minnesota has passed a bill establishing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, with its sponsor calling it the most substantial changes to state healthcare policy in 50 years.

03/05/2013

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Minn. House To Take Up Health Exchange Proposal

Minnesota lawmakers are getting ready to vote on the bill that will create the state’s version of a health insurance exchange, a way for uninsured people to obtain health coverage that’s a centerpiece of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul.

03/04/2013

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MN Health Coverage Marketplace Launches Web Site

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has launched a new web site to connect with more than 1 million Minnesotans who are expected to use the new marketplace to get coverage.

01/30/2013

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Feds Give Minnesota $39M For Health Insurance Exchange

The federal government has given Minnesota a $39 million grant to continue developing the health insurance exchange that’s a major part of the Obama administration’s health care overhaul.

01/17/2013

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Public Input Sought On Health Insurance Exchange

A series of websites that will simulate an idea of what Minnesota’s future health insurance marketplace could look like will be unveiled Monday.

12/05/2011

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