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December 20, 2015
MNsure still a work in progress
ST. PAUL — The MNsure health exchange has gotten a lot better this year, but it still has a bad case of the Mondays. The first day of the week is the busiest day for MNsure’s call center, which also means it’s the day when callers are likeliest to wait. “Ninety-five percent...
December 20, 2015 - 9:19pm
November 18, 2015
MNsure’s interim CEO given permanent position
ST. PAUL — Allison O’Toole will remain the chief executive officer of MNsure, the group’s board of directors announced Wednesday. O’Toole has served as interim CEO since May, and had not previously expressed interest in retaining the position. Board Chairman Pete Benner said...
November 18, 2015 - 8:56pm
Letter: 'Costly debacle' of MNsure must cease
Recently, the Minnesota Department of Commerce alerted residents and families who obtain health insurance through MNsure that they can expect to pay significantly more in premium costs. I have heard outrage from a number of them. According to the department, the average rate increases...
November 18, 2015 - 5:16pm
November 12, 2015
Column: MNSure and indifferent lawmakers are fleecing Minnesotans
By DISTRICT 28B REP. GREG DAVIDS PRESTON — Remember when Tom Brokaw used to host a five-minute news segment called the “Fleecing of America?” Well, we could do a week-long miniseries on the thousands of residents who are now being fleeced thanks to Obamacare, MNsure and...
November 12, 2015 - 9:22pm
October 15, 2015
MNsure expects smoother enrollment
ST. PAUL — MNsure leaders promise Minnesotans will have an easier time signing up for health insurance on its website when enrollment begins next month. “My eyes are fully focused on improving the consumer experience,” interim MNsure CEO Allison O’Toole said Thursday to...
October 15, 2015 - 8:36pm
August 14, 2015
MNsure health insurance option offers COBRA alternative
ST. PAUL — People with COBRA health insurance plans will get a chance to switch starting Monday. MNsure, which offers health insurance options through the Affordable Care Act, will have a special enrollment period for them through Oct. 15, the Minnesota agency announced in a news...
August 14, 2015 - 9:36pm
May 19, 2015
MnSure has new board of directors chairman
ST. PAUL.—The MNsure board of directors announced Tuesday the appointment of Peter Benner as board chairman, replacing Brian Beutner. Dr. Kathryn Duevel was elected to the role of vice chair, a position Benner previously had. The board oversees the state’s health insurance program...
May 19, 2015 - 9:49pm
May 8, 2015
No MinnCompromise yet for MinnesotaCare and MNsure
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators have spent hours debating the future of MNsure and MinnesotaCare, but remain far from a compromise needed to end the 2015 legislative session. Republicans who control the House want to spend $1 billion less on health care programs than Democrats...
May 8, 2015 - 9:43pm
February 23, 2015
Letters: New strategies needed on health insurance
District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker R-Luverne Over the last several months, Minnesota’s non-partisan legislative auditor conducted an audit of the MNSure health exchange and shared his findings with members of both the Minnesota House and Senate. His diagnosis: MNSure has had...
February 23, 2015 - 8:43pm
February 19, 2015
As others see it: Focus on fixing MNsure
The rollout was rough. Minnesotans got an earful of that. But we never heard how rough. Until now. This week the Office of the Legislative Auditor released a thorough — and thoroughly thrashing — review of MNsure, Minnesota’s state-run health-insurance exchange, our piece...
February 19, 2015 - 4:50pm
February 16, 2015
Audit of embattled MNsure to be revealed today
ST. PAUL — MNsure is about to get its report card, and the results might not be pretty. The embattled health care exchange endured high-profile tech problems and struggled to sign people up for private plans in its first year, though it did help hundreds of thousands of people...
February 16, 2015 - 9:42pm
February 15, 2015
GOP unveils MNsure plan
Republicans have wanted to get rid of MNsure since it launched, but with it firmly in place, at least some have turned their attention into making major changes instead of eliminating the health insurance sales program. One plan would confine MNsure to serving those on public health...
February 15, 2015 - 8:24pm
February 4, 2015
MNsure author wants reboot
ST. PAUL — The author of the controversial MNsure health insurance program is ready for a redo. Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick, does not want to overturn the mostly online health insurance sales service, as many Republicans suggest. Instead, he wants it transformed from being a...
February 4, 2015 - 9:07pm
February 3, 2015
MNsure offers multilingual enrollment events in Worthington as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans in the Worthington area searching for comprehensive, affordable health insurance have two upcoming opportunities Sunday and Monday to receive free, in-person assistance from Health Access MN and Western Community Action. Help will be available in Amharic,...
February 3, 2015 - 7:42pm
February 1, 2015
Act now on insurance
DETROIT LAKES — MNsure got off to a rocky start last year, but Minnesota’s health coverage website has improved considerably and people no longer need to fear computer glitches or long wait times on a telephone help line, according to MNsure Media Relations Coordinator Jenni Bowring-McDonough. “It...
February 1, 2015 - 9:29pm