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Obamacare: What Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know

The Affordable Care Act helps business owners acquire and pay for health insurance for their employees. Find out if your business qualifies.

03/03/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Unmarried Partner?

Some insurance companies allow policies to be extended to unmarried partners.

02/27/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

What Is An Insurance Card?

Different insurance companies have different formats for their insurance cards, but all cards contain the same basic information.

02/25/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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MNsure Hits 100K Enrollment Milestone

More than 100,000 Minnesotans have now enrolled in health insurance using the state’s online exchange. MNsure said Friday the enrollment milestone is a good sign as the agency works to get people signed up under the federal health care law.

02/21/2014

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GOP Hopefuls Split Over Next Step On MNsure

All of the Republicans seeking to oust Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton regard Minnesota’s problem-ridden health insurance exchange as an unmitigated disaster, but they differ on what they would do about it if they were elected.

02/14/2014

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MNsure Site Improving, But Budget Remains Shaky

Minnesota lawmakers warned leaders of the state’s health exchange Wednesday that they need to figure out how to cover a possible budget shortfall, as insurance enrollment trends continue to point to a deficit starting in 2015. “How much more expensive is this going to be?” asked Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, at a meeting of a legislative panel that oversees MNsure, Minnesota’s exchange. “I think people want to know how expensive it’s going to be and how it’s going to be paid for.”

02/12/2014

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MNsure Enrollment Grows, But Private Plans Lag

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.

02/05/2014

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3 Wis. Counties On List Of Most Expensive Places For Health Insurance

If you live in Polk, Pierce, or St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, you’re likely paying about twice as much as your neighbor across the river in Stillwater.

02/04/2014

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Outside Review Finds Deep Flaws In MNsure Website

The troubled website for Minnesota’s health insurance exchange can’t be completely fixed in time for the March 31 deadline by which all Americans are supposed to have coverage under the new federal law.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Give Taste Of 2014 Session Bills

Lawmakers itching to get their proposals in the pipeline have filed them ahead of the 2014 session.

01/13/2014

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Good Question: How Much Does Insurance Fraud Cost Us?

More than 100 former New York City workers – including police officers and firefighters – were charged Tuesday with defrauding the disability system. Some are accused of fishing or doing karate after saying they were too injured or too depressed to work. Prosecutors say the alleged scams cost the federal government about $400 million. Every year, Americans pay $1.1 trillion in private insurance premiums, but a big chunk of that money goes to pay out false insurance claims.

01/08/2014

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MNsure CEO: Some Enrollees Need To Apply On Paper

The leader of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange said Wednesday that some portion of its customers won’t be able to nail down coverage ahead of a March 31 federal deadline by using its troubled website, and will need to do so by filing a paper application.

01/08/2014

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