The state stood out in several key indicators -- seniors here have the lowest prevalence of cognitive problems, they visit the dentist often, and they volunteer.
Credited with improving the operation of the online health insurance marketplace, Scott Leitz will lead the organization through a critical time.
Aiming not to penalize consumers for the website problems, the federal government has granted states some flexibility to retroactively apply federal subsidies such as premium tax credits.
About three quarters of those who enrolled in coverage since October qualified for government-sponsored coverage such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, MNsure spokesman Joe Campbell said. About 50,000 others enrolled in private coverage.
Deloitte will bear ultimate responsibility for ensuring MNsure meets deadlines, stays within budget, and meets quality benchmarks.
MNsure will pay Deloitte $4.95 milllion out of MNsure's 2014 budget of federal funds.
Officials with Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace say anyone who completed a MNsure health insurance enrollment attempt form in the last days of March have only about a week to select a plan.
The bi-partisan Legislative Audit Commission has directed the state's internal government watchdog to perform a broad audit of MNsure, Minnesota's online health insurance marketplace.
A state legislative commission decides this week whether the state's new online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, should get a major, top to bottom audit.
Even though the open enrollment period to buy commercial insurance for individuals and families is over, many questions loom over MNsure, the state's online health plan marketplace.
In addition to the successful enrollments, 36,000 Minnesotans filled out MNsure's enrollment attempt forms before last night's deadline. They will avoid a federal penalty for lacking insurance if their enrollments are ultimately successful.
MNsure says people who can't get through to the contact center, or are having difficulty enrolling online, should fill out the enrollment attempt form on the agency's website.
In a statement, Leitz said he's happy to comply and will tell the committee Minnesota has among the lowest insurance premiums in the country and MNsure has enrolled more than 150,000 Minnesotans in coverage.
With less than a week left in the open enrollment period, only about 26 percent of people securing coverage through MNsure have signed up for commercial health plans. That's well below the goal of 58 percent.
Consumers who make a good faith effort to enroll in health coverage through Minnesota's online insurance marketplace can avoid a penalty even if they don't complete the process by the deadline of midnight March 31, MNsure officials said Monday.
Insurers are reminding Minnesotans who buy coverage on the individual market that they only have about a week left to enroll.