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AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
AIS volunteer training Aug. 25
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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
March 31, 2014
'Boozhoo' to the Affordable Care Act: Local scholar Anton Treuer voices Ojibwe spots on health care enrollment
BEMIDJI -- As the signup deadline for the statewide MNsure and federal Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges loomed Monday, radio listeners might have heard an interesting pitch for enrolling: one delivered almost completely in Ojibwe. For more than six months, a series...
March 31, 2014 - 8:25pm
March 4, 2014
BELTRAMI COUNTY: Commissioners vote in favor of jail renovation
BEMIDJI -- As with neighboring county jails, the Beltrami County Jail teeters on peak capacity. Beltrami County Commissioners voted unanimously...
March 4, 2014 - 9:11pm
February 14, 2014
MNsure deadline is Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who want health coverage to begin March 1 have until Saturday to sign up through the MNsure online insurance purchasing site. The deadline does not apply to those applying for state-subsidized insurance through Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare....
February 14, 2014 - 8:14am
January 22, 2014
Independent report slams MNsure leaders
Catharine Richert and Elizabeth Stawicki MPR News 91.3 FM ST. PAUL — An independent consultant issued a damning report of the state’s troubled online insurance marketplace. MNsure’s management structure is “non-existent” according to Optum, a subsidiary of Minnetonka-based...
January 22, 2014 - 11:18pm
December 30, 2013
Deadline nears for Minn. health plan sign-ups
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Just two shopping days left for Minnesota health insurance shoppers who expect to have coverage as the new year starts. Tuesday is the final day to enroll for a plan through the state's health insurance exchange, known as MNsure. The deadline had been...
December 30, 2013 - 9:07am
December 27, 2013
Dayton: MNsure getting better, challenges remain
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he believes progress has been made on fixing problems with Minnesota's health insurance marketplace but knows challenges remain. Dayton said in an interview Friday with The Associated Press that he's keeping tabs on MNsure nine days...
December 27, 2013 - 1:06pm
December 20, 2013
MNsure extends sign-up deadline to Dec. 31
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans buying insurance online through the state's new Web site have more time to purchase health insurance. New MNsure Chief Executive Officer Scott Leitz said today that the new deadline will be Dec. 31, which will give insurance buyers a chance...
December 20, 2013 - 12:29pm
December 19, 2013
Dayton: I'm ultimately responsible if MNsure fails
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton isn't saying if he asked for the resignation of Minnesota's health insurance exchange's director, but says he's ultimately responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference Thursday...
December 19, 2013 - 12:47pm
December 18, 2013
MNsure promises improvement and looks into extending deadline
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's health insurance marketplace leaders are looking into extending a Monday deadline for buying policies. And...
December 18, 2013 - 2:31pm
December 16, 2013
Web woes near deadline are latest MNsure problem
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans who want new health insurance on Jan. 1 have a week to buy policies through the state-run MNsure program, but problems...
December 16, 2013 - 8:07pm
GOP governor candidate demands MNsure chief resign
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican candidate for governor says the executive director of Minnesota's health insurance exchange should resign. Businessman Scott Honour is among a handful of Republicans seeking to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton next year. He issued a news release...
December 16, 2013 - 3:50pm
December 12, 2013
Security experts identify MNsure vulnerability
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Internet security experts have identified flaws in Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace that they say could compromise sensitive consumer data. The MNsure website is vulnerable to "rogue access points," Minnesota Public Radio reported Thursday....
December 12, 2013 - 10:24am
December 11, 2013
MNsure call center wait times hit 60 minutes
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The call center for Minnesota's health insurance exchange is struggling to handle a crush of questions from people who are trying to get coverage in place in time for 2013. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that callers to the MNsure help line were told...
December 11, 2013 - 9:25am