Health Insurance Exchange
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesotans will be able to buy health insurance online through a state-based marketplace called MNsure, starting in 2014.
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.
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.
The Minnesota Senate has approved a bill to create the state’s health insurance exchange.
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.
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.
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.
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.