Health, News, State/Region — November 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

New MNsure Enrollment Sparks Concerns

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About ten thousand residents have registered for coverage of the state’s health insurance exchange already in the first two days of open enrollment.

The health insurance program is starting to deal with concerns regarding plan availabilities and premium increases for 2017. The program is also finding ways to handle record traffic levels taking effect this year.

The state’s health insurance chief executive, Allison O’Toole, expressed earlier today that the approximately ten thousand plans in the first two days are more than the entire first month of last year’s open enrollment coverage.

About fifty thousand jammed calls on Tuesday to the state’s insurance program are under current investigation by state officials. Along with the calls, a home page outage affected seventy state websites leaving shoppers frustrated in the hopes of searching for a new health insurance plan.

Open enrollments will end in late January 2017.

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