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GOP Bill Would Halve Minnesota Health Exchange

A Republican state senator wants to split Minnesota’s health insurance exchange into two separate entities. MNsure currently signs up residents in private plans and public programs like MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance. Sen. Michelle Benson unveiled a bill Thursday that would split those up.

02/12/2015

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MNsure Offers Additional Assistance As Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming Wednesday “MNsure Enrollment Day.” The push is on to try to get 67,000 Minnesotans signed up for health insurance through MNsure by Sunday, Feb. 15.

02/11/2015

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MNsure Extends Call Center Hours Ahead Of Deadline

MNsure officials say the contact center’s office hours have been extended for the last week of open enrollment.

02/08/2015

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MNsure Extends Contact Center Hours As Open Enrollment Deadline Nears

As the Feb. 15 deadline for MNsure’s open enrollment approaches, the health exchange is offering extended contact center hours for those with last-minute questions.

02/06/2015

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No Silver Bullet, Bill To Abolish MNsure Board Advances

State Senate lawmakers have taken the first step to abolish MNsure’s governing board but say more change is needed to improve the state’s health insurance exchange.

02/04/2015

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Good Question: Why Is Our MNsure Open Enrollment Time Limited?

The deadline to enroll is MNsure is this Feb. 15. After that, you’ll have to wait to sign up until the next open enrollment period, which will likely be later this year.

02/02/2015

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Slow Enrollment Leaves State With Bigger MNsure Bill

Lackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange.

01/29/2015

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GOP Lawmakers: Dayton’s $42B Budget Too Big

Minnesota Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposed $42 billion budget is too large. House Speaker Kurt Daudt declined Tuesday to put a number on how much smaller the state’s two-year budget should be.

01/27/2015

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Target Test Program Lets Shoppers Get Health Insurance In-Store

Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.

01/22/2015

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Democrat Plots Major Changes To MNsure Oversight

A chief architect of the state’s health insurance exchange is moving to dismantle its board, a major change to MNsure oversight that may give Democrats a path to head off larger changes that Republicans want. MNsure is currently a quasi-private entity governed by an independent seven-member board that controls the exchange’s budget.

01/14/2015

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MNsure Gets Extra $34M From Feds For Upgrades

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is getting some extra cash from the federal government. MNsure CEO Scott Leitz says they’ll use an additional $34 million to make website improvements and smooth the transfer of data to insurance companies. MNsure has now received almost $190 million from the federal government.

01/07/2015

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MNsure Says It’s On Track To Hit Enrollment Goal

Officials from the state’s health exchange say they’re on track to meet a crucial enrollment goal.

01/05/2015

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Key Deadline Caps Off MNsure’s Smoother Year 2 Start

A key deadline Wednesday capped a smoother start — though it wasn’t perfect — for the second year of the state health insurance exchange. MNsure officials said the website was stable and call wait times remained short as Minnesota residents rushed to beat the noon deadline to get coverage that starts Thursday. It was a marked change from MNsure last year, when long wait times and a crash-prone site frustrated consumers.

12/31/2014

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Next MNsure Enrollment Deadline Is Noon Wednesday

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange reminds residents that the deadline is noon Wednesday for enrolling in commercial health insurance coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.

12/30/2014

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MNsure CEO Talks Enrollment Ahead Of Looming Deadline

The deadline to sign up for health insurance through MNsure is just around the corner. The cut off for the state’s health exchange is noon on Wednesday. Officials extended the deadline twice in order to get as many people as possible to sign up.

12/28/2014

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MNsure Nears 60,000 Health Coverage Signups

The state’s health insurance exchange has enrolled nearly 59,000 Minnesotans in coverage as a key deadline approaches. MNsure announced its most up-to-date enrollment figures on Friday, putting the exchange well ahead of enrollment at this time last year. Minnesotans have until noon on Dec. 31 to sign up for health insurance effective Jan. 1.

12/26/2014

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MNsure Extends Enrollment Deadline To Dec. 31

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has extended the deadline for a second time to give residents more time to enroll for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.

12/19/2014

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MNsure Still Struggles Sending Consumer Data To Health Plans

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has celebrated shorter call wait times and a largely problem-free website this year, but state officials are still struggling to transfer the enrollment data that insurance companies need to enroll thousands of residents in coverage.

12/17/2014

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New Plans Outpace Renewals For MNsure Signups

Nearly 14,000 Minnesotans have signed up for coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange for the first time. Combined with about 10,000 renewed plans, MNsure has enrolled roughly 24,000 private health plans.

12/17/2014

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MNsure Moves 2015 Sign-Up Deadline To Dec. 20

Minnesota families are getting more time to sign up for health insurance. MNsure had set a midnight deadline on Monday if you needed coverage starting on Jan. 1. But Monday afternoon, the agency pushed that back to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

12/15/2014

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Interview: MNsure CEO Talks Enrollment, Website Issues

Scott Leitz, the head of MNsure, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning, a day before the scheduled deadline for consumers to sign up for health insurance as required by the Affordable Care Act.

12/14/2014

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Monday Deadline Looms For Health Insurance Exchange

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.

12/11/2014

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Split State Power Tempers GOP’s Health Care Plans

After two years of vilifying the federal health overhaul and the state’s health insurance exchange, Minnesota Republicans face Democratic opposition in the Senate and governor’s office that will scale back their hopes for a wholesale makeover.

11/27/2014

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GOP Lawmaker Asks For Probe Of MNsure Adviser Deal

A Republican legislator says Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson should consider seeking payback from a health care contractor hired to assist in the launch of the Minnesota insurance exchange.

11/24/2014

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MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000

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.

11/22/2014

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