MNsure: 70 Pct. Of Customers Received Federal SubsidiesMore Minnesota residents are qualifying for financial help this year to buy coverage on the state's health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday that more than 70 percent of the customers buying private insurance so far this month have received federal subsidies. That's up from roughly 50 percent last year.
MNsure Picks Internal Candidate To Lead Insurance MarketplaceMNsure has tapped its interim leader to run the health insurance exchange permanently even though she didn't apply for the job. The entity's board selected Allison O'Toole on Wednesday. She was chosen over Mark Nyquist, who was named the sole finalist for the position earlier this month.
Reality Check: The Cost To Not Have Health Insurance In 2016It's an important time of year for thousands of Minnesotans: Time to sign up for next year's health insurance. And if you don't get it, get ready to pay up anyway. The new federal health care law requires American citizens to have health insurance.
MNsure Board Names Sole Candidate For CEO JobMinnesota's health insurance exchange is considering a sole finalist to become its fourth leader in three years. MNsure's board of directors on Wednesday named Mark Nyquist the lone candidate to take the chief executive job permanently.
Open Enrollment Period For MNsure BeginsOpen enrollment for MNsure started Sunday and officials say it's off to a good start. The interim president of MNsure says they have had hundreds of calls come into their call center on the first day, which is about the same amount as last year.
MNsure Customers Say They're Seeing Double-Digit HikesMNsure officials say they're ready to handle a flood of customers when open enrollment begins Sunday. The exchange is heading into its third round of open enrollment with more call center staff. Interim Chief Executive Officer Allison O'Toole said Wednesday they're already receiving calls from consumers worried about double-digit premium hikes for next year.
MNsure Touting Financial Help To Boost EnrollmentAfter two years of missing the mark on enrollment projections, Minnesota's health insurance exchange is heading into its third chapter armed with an unusual weapon: high insurance rates.
Insurers Pulling Plans Is Costly Problem For MNsureMinnesota insurers have routed thousands of customers away from MNsure, a financial boon for the companies but one that creates enrollment and revenue headaches for an exchange already confronting concerns about long-term solvency. After signing up customers on plans through the exchange in 2014, two insurers effectively pulled nearly 5,000 policies off MNsure for the following year.
Study: MNsure Rate Hikes Among The Highest In The CountryMinnesota is ranked number one in a category it might not like -- it has some of the highest health care insurance rate hikes in the country.
With Insurance Hikes In Mind, Officials Search For StabilityMinnesota officials are already starting to map out how to get a handle on major rate hikes for health insurance next year.
Dayton Slams GOP Call To Scrap MNsure After Rate HikesGov. Mark Dayton is criticizing Republicans' call to abolish MNsure as a way to counter hefty health insurance hikes.
MNsure's 2016 Rates Will Surge Up To 49 PercentState officials say Minnesotans buying health coverage through MNsure will pay between 14 percent and 49 percent more on average next year.