Daudt Calls Dismantling MNsure A Top GOP PriorityRepublican House Speaker Kurt Daudt says dismantling the state's health insurance exchange and addressing health costs will be a top priority for his party next year.
Dayton: MNsure Wait Times Down To About 45 SecondsIn the first couple of days, the state's health insurance program has signed up 10,000 people for coverage.
Dayton, Daudt Meet To Discuss MNsure Issues As Enrollment StartsGovernor Mark Dayton met with state Republican leaders Tuesday morning to discuss problems with MNsure.
Lawmakers Getting Earful Over Rising Health Care PremiumsState lawmakers are calling for a Special Session to fix what they say are catastrophic premium hikes.
Lawmakers Have No Plans To Address MNsure CostsState lawmakers have no scheduled plans to discuss the rising health care premiums set to affect thousands of Minnesotans.
Dayton Regrets Politicization Of 'No Longer Affordable' RemarkDayton said he wants to see the $313 million earmarked for the state's "rainy day fund" to be used to help Minnesotans with their rate hikes.
Individual Health Insurance Rates Rising In 2017Minnesotans shopping for individual health insurance will be seeing a hike in premiums next year.
Modest Rate Hikes Coming For Minnesotans On Employer PlansThe majority of Minnesota residents aren't experiencing the hefty health insurance rate hikes that shoppers who buy their coverage individually will see.
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.
Insurance Plans For 'Critical illness' Rise In Popularity"Critical illness" insurance is surging in popularity as consumers in high-deductible health plans look for ways to fill gaps in their coverage. The specialized coverage can help people who might struggle to pay out-of-pocket costs because it pays for things that conventional plans don't.
DHS: Renewal Period Extended For MN-Sponsored Health InsuranceThe Minnesota Department of Human Services says the renewal period for people on public health insurance will be extended for those who had their cases closed. The state said early Thursday that about 64,000 people were going to be dropped from public health insurance in Minnesota
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 Extends Enrollment Deadline For Jan. 1Officials have extended the deadline for enrolling in Minnesota's health insurance exchange for coverage starting Jan. 1. Minnesotans now have until Dec. 28 to enroll through MNsure and have their plan take effect at the start of the new year. The announcement was made Saturday.
MNsure: 70% Of Private Plan Shoppers Get CreditsSeventy percent of private insurance buyers so far on Minnesota's health insurance exchange have qualified for federal tax credits. Officials with MNsure released updated statistics Wednesday on insurance shopping as open enrollment nears a big deadline. People who want insurance in place by Jan. 1 have until Tuesday to sign up.
St. Paul School Raises Money For Student's Mother In Need Of Kidney TransplantA St. Paul charter school is raising money for a life-saving kidney transplant for the mother of one of their students. Doctors told Socorro Neri-Vergara she will die without a transplant. However, Neri-Vergara is an undocumented immigrant and was denied being placed on a transplant list. The insurance she qualifies for with her status doesn't cover transplants.