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In special way, Southwest Minnesota memorial honors 19-year-old who died in Iraq
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November 1, 2016
Robocalls delay first day of insurance enrollment in Minn.
ST. PAUL -- The opening of individual health insurance policy sales Tuesday, Nov. 1, was greeted by a robocall effort to block people from reaching...
November 1, 2016 - 12:45pm
October 31, 2016
Primer: What you need to know about MNsure enrollment
ST. PAUL — The first day of Minnesota's open enrollment period for the individual health care market is Tuesday, Nov. 1. It's a very unusual time, with the market in crisis. Even people accustomed to buying individual health insurance in recent years will find plenty of differences...
October 31, 2016 - 6:33pm
October 27, 2016
HEALTH CARE: Ideas on the table: GOP, Dayton both express need for action
BEMIDJI—With premium increases projected to hit Minnesotans who buy insurance on the individual market, officials on Thursday from both sides of the aisle shared their concerns and solutions. A group of legislators and state government candidates met in Bemidji to host a town...
October 27, 2016 - 9:35pm
October 20, 2016
HEALTH CARE: How to control the costs? House speaker holds roundtable discussion in Bagley
BAGLEY—Minnesota Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt, House District 5A candidate Matt Bliss and state Rep. Steve Green hosted a roundtable discussion here Thursday to discuss the rising costs of health insurance and its impacts on Minnesota residents. About 10 people from the area...
October 20, 2016 - 8:44pm
October 3, 2016
Minnesota GOP promises lower health costs
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans say if voters put them in power they will lower health care costs by fixing problems they see with the MNsure state-run insurance sales program.The Monday, Oct. 3, announcement came after Friday's revelation that individual insurance policy...
October 3, 2016 - 4:12pm
October 1, 2016
Growing insurance premiums frustrate farmers, self-employed: 'Paying $24,000 while praying no one gets really sick is a tough pill to swallow'
ST. PAUL -- Loni Kemp is an example of what farmers and other self-employed Minnesotans face: an ever-increasing health insurance bill and no...
October 1, 2016 - 3:30am
Individual health insurance premiums soar
ST. PAUL -- That punch to the gut 250,000 Minnesotans felt Friday, Sept. 30, came from news that their health insurance premiums will rise up...
October 1, 2016 - 2:44am
February 2, 2016
MNsure rolls pass 85,000; almost half are new to state exchange
ST. PAUL -- MNsure enrolled 85,390 people in private insurance through the end of its annual open enrollment period Sunday night. That’s above the 83,000-enrollee target MNsure’s board adopted in its budget, and the state-run health insurance exchange’s CEO Allison O’Toole...
February 2, 2016 - 11:08am
January 27, 2016
Sunday is MNsure health insurance signup deadline
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans have only a few days left to sign up through the state’s MnSure -- its health insurance service. The agency said those seeking health insurance can qualify for instant discounts that can make monthly premiums more affordable. More than 7 out of 10 Minnesotans...
January 27, 2016 - 9:05am
December 12, 2015
Deadline extended to enroll in Minnesota's insurance plan
ST. PAUL -- The deadline for enrolling in Minnesota's health insurance exchange for coverage starting Jan. 1 has been extended. 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....
December 12, 2015 - 9:23pm
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 a legislative...
October 15, 2015 - 8:26pm
May 4, 2015
MNsure leader resigning to take new job
ST. PAUL -- The head of the beleaguered MNsure health insurance exchange is resigning today to accept a new job. The MNsure board is to meet briefly this afternoon to accept the resignation, and likely name an interim chief executive officer. MNsure reported that outgoing...
May 4, 2015 - 12:08pm
February 19, 2015
MNsure falls short of another enrollment goal
By David Montgomery St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s health insurance exchange fell short of another enrollment deadline this year, though MNsure’s user experience appeared to be greatly improved from its rocky 2013 debut. Just over 60,000 people signed...
February 19, 2015 - 8:35am
October 28, 2014
MNsure mishandled marketing money, audit finds
Doug Belden St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL — MNsure’s marketing department approved more than $925,000 in contract work without first obtaining required authorization, according to a financial audit released Tuesday by the state legislative auditor’s office. The money was...
October 28, 2014 - 9:04pm
April 3, 2014
GOP congressman grills MNsure leader
WASHINGTON — An Arizona congressman went on the offensive against Minnesota’s health insurance exchange during a U.S. House hearing Thursday in Washington. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar shot his first question to MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz, asking why the state would pay...
April 3, 2014 - 11:44pm