3rd Time's The Charm For MNsure Enrollment Goals?Did MNsure miss the mark on enrollment for a third straight year? Minnesota's health insurance exchange was due to report its registration tally on Monday. Open enrollment for consumer health plans ended on Sunday.
MNsure Says Early Enrollment Numbers Are EncouragingMNsure says it's tracking well to meet registration projections for this open enrollment period.
State Health Exchange To Refund $500K In Grant MoneyMinnesota's health insurance exchange will repay about $500,000 in federal grant money after using it to prepare unused office space for its call center and other staff. State exchange chief Allison O'Toole wrote a letter this week to a legislative oversight committee saying office remodeling isn't an allowable use of the money.
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.
MNsure Tackles Tech Problems Weeks Before Signups StartState officials say they're on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure. MNsure's technological staff told state lawmakers Thursday they have major improvements to the exchange's back end system lined up for the weekend.
MNsure CEO: Supreme Court Ruling Won't Affect Subsidies HereThe head of Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange says an eagerly awaited Supreme Court ruling on subsidies will have no impact in the state.
MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief ExecutiveMinnesota's health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader.
Dayton To Lawmakers On MNsure: 'Look Before You Leap'Gov. Mark Dayton says Republican lawmakers pushing major changes to the state's health insurance exchange should look before they leap. That's why the Democratic governor has proposed creating a task force to study the future of MNsure and health care in Minnesota.
Slow Enrollment Leaves State With Bigger MNsure BillLackluster enrollment in private plans and shrinking federal funds may force the state to cover a greater share of Minnesota's health insurance exchange.
MNsure Gets Extra $34M From Feds For UpgradesMinnesota'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.
MNsure Moves 2015 Sign-Up Deadline To Dec. 20Minnesota 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.
GOP House Structure Leans RuralRepublicans taking over the state House are forming committees that emphasize their rural/urban split with Democrats. The GOP reduced the number of committees overall even as it added new panels to focus on mining policy and jobs in greater Minnesota.
Audit Finds MNsure Missteps With Marketing WorkMinnesota's health insurance exchange failed to properly authorize over $925,000 in marketing work and didn't update its contract with its vendor to cover it until after the job was done, Legislative Auditor James Nobles reported Tuesday.
MNsure Races To Ready Exchange For Open Enrollment Officials racing to ready Minnesota's health insurance exchange for open enrollment one month from now said Wednesday it's a high-risk project because of tight timelines but they expect consumers will have a better experience than last year.