Catharine Richert Feature Archive

The state Department of Commerce says it's not immediately clear how a revision to the federal health law will play out in Minnesota. (11/14/2013)
Higher-than-expected wait times at the MNsure call center have prompted the new insurance marketplace to hire extra employees. (11/13/2013)
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. (11/11/2013)
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. (11/10/2013)
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." (11/07/2013)
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. (11/04/2013)
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. (10/25/2013)
People who have locked their credit reports may have trouble creating an account on the state's new insurance marketplace, MNsure officials said today. (10/24/2013)
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. (10/21/2013)
MPR News went back into the archives to find five of the biggest promises MNsure officials made about the future site before its launch -- and gauged whether they've delivered on them. (10/17/2013)
Nearly 8,200 Minnesotans have completed the insurance application process after creating an account on MNsure. About one quarter of them had incomes low enough that they would qualify for federal subsidies to help pay for a commercial health plan. Nearly 3,800 people have enrolled in a plan. (10/16/2013)
That information is critical because someone hasn't officially enrolled in a plan until the insurance company processes the application. The system should be working at the end of this month. (10/14/2013)
Insurance agents are key contacts for Minnesotans trying to navigate MNsure. They make up most of the 1,600 MNsure-certified helpers. Agents, however, say there's little they can do until MNsure gives them access to the broker site. (10/11/2013)
A technical problem that has prevented many Minnesotans from enrolling in the state's new health insurance marketplace should be resolved later Tuesday, MNsure officials said. (10/08/2013)
For several hours this morning MNsure officials recommended that people hold off on trying to establish an account on the new health insurance marketplace. An alert on the MNsure website told people to come back in a few hours. (10/04/2013)