GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit WoesSenate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton's commissioners.
Interview: MNsure CEO Talks Enrollment, Website IssuesScott 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.
PreferredOne Customers Cautious About MNsure EnrollmentConnie Grover has been in the bar-and-restaurant business for more than 30 years. So she's accustomed to sudden change. But she was stunned to get a letter from PreferredOne saying her monthly insurance rates are going up 160 percent. "I couldn't believe how high the rate went," Grover said. "I just couldn't believe it."
Renewal Costs May Surprise MNsure CustomersMinnesotans who bought policies on the state's health insurance exchange are starting to get their first renewal notices, and many could be in for a nasty jolt.
Dayton Takes Heat For Early DepartureGov. Mark Dayton is taking heat for avoiding reporters with questions about a key insurance provider's exit from the state's health care exchange.
Johnson Says Dayton's 'Lying' Over Health RatesMinnesota-based PreferredOne had some of the lowest insurance rates in the country on the MNsure website, but abruptly dropped out in September. Now, it's raising rates for some customers as much as 66 percent -- a jarring "market correction." Larry Jacobs studies the federal health care law for the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
MNsure: Expect An Average Hike Of 4.5 Percent In 2015The 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.
Underwriter: New MNsure Rates Could Bring 'Sticker Shock'This week, the Minnesota Commerce Department is getting set to release a snapshot of the 2015 MNsure rates for individual policy holders. With PreferredOne severing ties with MNSure, Dave Racer of the National Association of Health Underwriters says the new rates may come with some sticker shock.
Early Snapshot Of 2015 MNsure Premiums Coming Up 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.
GOP Zeroing In On MNsure In Governor’s RaceAfter more problems at Minnesota's online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he's elected, he'll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure's largest and lowest cost provider -- PreferredOne -- said this week it's dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.
MNsure: Help Coming For PreferredOne CustomersHelp will be available for consumers as PreferredOne, the largest provider of coverage for the first year of Minnesota's health insurance exchange, pulls out of the state-run online marketplace, MNsure's chief executive said Wednesday. CEO Scott Leitz told MNsure's board of directors he's disappointed in PreferredOne's announcement Tuesday
Lowest-Cost Insurer Drops From Minnesota ExchangeThe insurance company with the lowest rates and most customers on Minnesota's health care exchange has told state officials that it's pulling out of MNsure for 2015. The decision by Golden Valley-based PreferredOne deals a major blow to the exchange as the next open enrollment period approaches.
Minn. Insurance Companies Oppose Obama's Extension Minnesota's largest private insurance companies are opposing President Barack Obama's plan to let people keep existing insurance for at least a year under his health care law.