Initial numbers from the state's new online marketplace suggest that the site is attracting an unexpected audience: Those who already carry insurance coverage, but are looking for a better deal.
Insurance carriers selling plans on the new insurance marketplace say enrollment information they're getting from MNsure is inaccurate and incomplete - and that time is running out to fix these problems.
The number of people who are in the final stages of applying for health insurance through the state's new online insurance marketplace, has more than doubled since the beginning of November according to figures released today by MNsure.
Insurance purchased through MNsure is set to take effect the first of the year for Minnesotans who sign up by Dec. 23. But some people who have signed up before the deadline could still find themselves without coverage, officials say.
Minnesota is home to at least 83,000 uninsured immigrants who may be eligible for health coverage through the state's new insurance marketplace. But convincing them to use the new exchange is proving to be a communications challenge.
Gov. Mark Dayton has decided Minnesotans cannot keep health plans that are going away because of the Affordable Care Act.
The state Department of Commerce says it's not immediately clear how a revision to the federal health law will play out in Minnesota.
Higher-than-expected wait times at the MNsure call center have prompted the new insurance marketplace to hire extra employees.
Numerous Minnesota businesses are joining the ranks of small group policy holders who are renewing insurance plans early to avoid higher insurance rates designed to make insurance more affordable for companies with unhealthy workers.
Dennis Nguyen says if he's elected Secretary of State, he'll get the Legislature to approve online voter registration first. Nguyen also wants to expand voter participation through absentee voting and early voting.
An investigation by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor has found that a data breach at MNsure earlier this year was unintentional and that there was "no evidence of malicious intent."
Opponents of MNsure say that a plan on the new health insurance exchange will cost you more than your old plan. But comparing 2013 plans to 2014 plans doesn't tell the whole story.
Dayton put MNsure on the fast-track when he took office in 2011, but was far from a public cheerleader at the outset. He's clearly gotten more comfortable with the plan, but his recent comments are also a response to a brewing political battle over the exchange in next year's gubernatorial race.
People who have locked their credit reports may have trouble creating an account on the state's new insurance marketplace, MNsure officials said today.
The problems that have plagued the federal insurance marketplace in the last two weeks have not affected the system in Minnesota, said the head of MNsure.