A Minnesota judge says he’ll decide next week whether to give UCare more time to win back its public health plan contracts. UCare sued state officials earlier this month, alleging the state arbitrarily cut them out during a statewide bidding process.
State officials being sued by a health insurance provider left out of public program contracts are due in court for their first hearing this week.
The health insurance company UCare has asked a Minnesota judge to halt the state’s upcoming sign-up period for public health insurance programs as the coverage provider fights a decision eliminating it from the menu of options.
A Minnesota health insurance company started a public push on Tuesday to maintain its foothold in the state’s public programs.
Eight Minnesota companies are asking for big rate hikes for health insurance premiums in 2016. Many of the proposed increase are in excess of 50 percent.
The cost of getting health insurance through MNsure next year is going up — but it will still be among the lowest in the country. Minnesotans who get insurance through the state’s health exchange can enroll for next year beginning Nov. 15. Even though the rates are low for some people, others could see big rate hikes.
The state Commerce Department is preparing to release an early snapshot of 2015 premium rates for policies that will be sold on Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, MNsure.
Four large nonprofit health plans will return excess profits from public health care contracts to the state under a yearlong deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton.