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November 22, 2013
MNsure 'navigators' charged with spreading word
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Standing at the front of a small classroom on the fourth floor of St. Paul's library, Maureen O'Connell attempted to...
November 22, 2013 - 11:43am
November 15, 2013
MNsure debuts 3 new 'Paul and Babe' TV ads
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Paul and Babe are back in new TV ads from Minnesota's health insurance exchange. MNsure, the state portal for delivering federal health insurance changes, has been employing mythical Minnesota icons Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox in a series of spots...
November 15, 2013 - 2:14pm
November 14, 2013
Minnesota not clear about Obamacare changes impact
By Don Davis Forum News Service ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials are trying to determine whether President Barack Obama’s Thursday health care changes will affect the state. “The Minnesota Department of Commerce is closely working with state and federal...
November 14, 2013 - 12:48pm
November 7, 2013
Audit: numerous factors aided MNsure data breach
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor says leaders of the state's new health insurance exchange could have done more to prevent the disclosure of Social Security numbers of about 1,600 insurance agents. The auditor released its inquiry Thursday into the September...
November 7, 2013 - 3:37pm
November 6, 2013
MNsure signups nearly triple in second 2 weeks
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Almost 11,000 people have signed up for insurance through Minnesota's online exchange in its first month of operation. MNsure released new enrollment data Wednesday. In addition to 10,940 people who completed the sign-up process, an additional 4,300 people...
November 6, 2013 - 1:14pm
October 25, 2013
MNsure travels to answer questions
WOODBURY — Minnesotans have heard a lot about the state’s new insurance marketplace known as MNsure since it opened Oct. 1, but they still have plenty of questions. For instance, 50 people at a meeting Thursday night in Woodbury about MNsure asked Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov...
October 25, 2013 - 12:39am
October 18, 2013
Paul and Babe MNsure ads should connect to Bemidji
I have enjoyed seeing Paul and Babe featured in MNsure’s advertising promotions. These have been done in good taste and light humor. However, I am left wondering how many times viewers are making the connection between Bemidji and Paul and Babe. Maybe it would be a good idea for...
October 18, 2013 - 12:07am
October 16, 2013
MNsure expected to release 1st enrollment numbers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans are expected to get their first look at how many people have purchased health insurance so far through the new online exchange. The board of directors for MNsure meets Wednesday. The MNsure website launched two weeks ago to deliver health...
October 16, 2013 - 9:20am
MNsure is a flawed, not well thought out system
I am beginning to think MNsure is the biggest lie that has ever been shoved down the throats of Minnesotans. We in Minnesota spent $160 million for a broken website. I am a health insurance agency owner with 20 agents statewide in Minnesota that are dead in the water and cannot help...
October 16, 2013 - 12:42am
October 11, 2013
Northern Minnesota responsible for influx of MNsure calls
By John Lundy Forum News Service DULUTH -- One out of five calls from the public for help with Minnesota’s new online health insurance marketplace is coming from the 218 area code, the program’s director announced Wednesday. The sprawling but relatively...
October 11, 2013 - 8:29am
October 8, 2013
Minnesotans show interest in MNsure
ST. PAUL — About 30,000 Minnesotans checked out the MNsure Website the first week the health care exchange was in operation. That was the news MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov announced Tuesday, minutes from the one-week anniversary of the new method to buy health...
October 8, 2013 - 11:47pm
October 2, 2013
Health exchanges open with some sputters
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s health-insurance marketplace opened Tuesday afternoon with hiccups, but a massive federal computer-based system suffered more severe symptoms for other states’ residents. Systems in most states were running by Tuesday night, although some users...
October 2, 2013 - 12:24am
October 1, 2013
Minnesota health care exchange not ready for debut
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange wasn't ready for its anticipated debut Tuesday when the online marketplaces started going live elsewhere. April Todd-Malmlov, executive director of MNsure, told reporters late Monday afternoon that officials...
October 1, 2013 - 9:08am
September 28, 2013
Questions and answers about MNsure
ST. PAUL — A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance begins Tuesday. Most Minnesotans who even know about MNsure seem to have lots of questions. So here are some answers: What is MNsure? Think about Amazon.com or Priceline.com. Instead of buying books or airline...
September 28, 2013 - 10:52pm
MNsure health insurance exchange debuts Tuesday
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans may begin shopping for insurance online Tuesday, as a fundamental part of a new federal health law begins. A majority of people receive health insurance via their employers and nearly all of those policies will continue as is. Those on government-subsidized...
September 28, 2013 - 10:51pm