MNsure says people who want health insurance coverage that will take effect Feb. 1 need to sign up by the end of Thursday.
While convenience was the impetus for retail clinics, their relatively low cost is fueling their growth.
The additional money will be used to make website improvements and smooth the transfer of data to insurance companies, officials said.
MNsure says 31,159 people enrolled in private 2015 health plans through the end of last year. The agency needs 67,000 enrolled in commercial plans to make its budget work.
Now, Obamacare money will help buy health care for those too poor to shop on the MNsure exchange.
Even as e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, they may also hook kids on nicotine.
Although MNsure has seen more people apply for insurance, one insurance company representative complained that the agency has not provided it with data to enroll people in health plans.
Total enrollment in public and private health plans through MNsure jumped 32 percent between Dec. 13 and Dec. 16, the exchange says.
Fairview will make case-by-case exceptions to the flu policy for what it calls "compassionate" reasons.
MNsure officials say they've extended until Dec. 20 the deadline to enroll in a health plan for coverage starting Jan. 1. Some Minnesotans have been frustrated trying to sign up.
As Monday's deadline to enroll in private health insurance through the state's online insurance website approaches, people who help consumers with the application process say business is booming.
Workers are contributing more for their own health insurance now than they did 10 years ago, a new report shows.
American Mfg Co. is the first Minnesota firm to win an exemption from the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate on religious grounds.
MNsure officials say the departure this year of PreferredOne, the lowest cost and most popular health insurer selling plans, is a factor in the lower private health plan enrollment estimates.
MNsure wants millennials, people without children and men to become insured and comply with the federal health insurance mandate.