Tag: HEALTH INSURANCE

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

Minnesota Health Insurance Enrollement

(ST. PAUL, MINN)UTVS-Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace is now open for enrollment. Starting Thursday, Minnesotan’s are able to compare plans from different companies and are able to estimate out-of-pocket costs. The deadline to enroll for the coverage is December 15th, and the coverage beings January 1st. To enroll for the coverage, log onto the MNsure website before December 15th.

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Health Care Aid

ST. PAUL, Minn-  It has been announced that a portion of Minnesotan residents will be able to receive financial aid for health insurance in 2017. Around 57 % of health insurance customers in Minnesota qualify for assistance, while the rest have to pay full price. This has been considered an issue in the Minnesota senate because some argue that there […]

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New MNsure Enrollment Sparks Concerns

New MNsure Enrollment Sparks Concerns

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 […]

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ULTIMATE AUTISM FOUNDATION

ULTIMATE AUTISM FOUNDATION

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – An auction held at Rollie’s Rednecks & Longnecks Bar to raise funds for families dealing with autism on Saturday April 9, 2016. Ultimate Autism foundation is aimed at gathering resources to help families with autism go further than Insurance companies can take them. “There is such a variety of Symptoms and treatments that people with autism […]

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MNsure under review

MNsure under review

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the state’s health insurance exchange failed to properly authorize over $925,000 in marketing work. A report released Tuesday by Legislative Auditor James Nobles also says MNsure did not amend its vendor contract to cover the additional marketing work until after the company completed it. The report also says MNsure lacked adequate internal controls […]

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Renewal notices may shock MNsure users

Renewal notices may shock MNsure users

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) – Minnesotans who bought policies on the state’s health insurance exchange are starting to get their first renewal notices, and many could be in for a nasty jolt.Premiums for most of the more than 55,000 individuals signed up for private insurance plans via MNsure are going up. For the nearly 33,000 who have coverage from PreferredOne, most who want to […]

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Certain Minnesotans may qualify for retroactive coverage, credits or cost-sharing reductions

Certain Minnesotans may qualify for retroactive coverage, credits or cost-sharing reductions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Some Minnesotans eligible for private insurance plans through the MNsure health care exchange may qualify for retroactive coverage, credits or cost-sharing reductions. Two categories of people are eligible. The first is consumers who have not had continuous coverage since Jan. 1 and unsuccessfully attempted to enroll. MNsure says they may qualify for retroactive coverage as […]

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MNSure chooses new information technology vendor

MNSure chooses new information technology vendor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace has chosen Deloitte Consulting LLP as its main information technology vendor to overhaul its troubled website and computer systems, citing Deloitte’s record of success in other states. MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough says the exchange’s contract with Deloitte is worth $4.95 million and will run for nine months. Details of Deloitte’s plans will be […]

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Minnesotans experiencing troubles with MNSure enrollment get reprieve

Minnesotans experiencing troubles with MNSure enrollment get reprieve

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans who make a good faith effort to enroll for coverage through the state’s new health insurance exchange by the March 31 deadline will get a reprieve if they run into problems and cannot complete the process, officials said Monday. MNsure chief Scott Leitz compared the situation to people who are still waiting in line when polls […]

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More turmoil for MNSure officials

More turmoil for MNSure officials

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State officials say 14 people who managed the troubled MNsure online health insurance exchange were paid bonuses of more than $26,000 just after its launch. Software problems plagued the website, which overwhelmed its call center in St. Paul after the exchange went online Oct. 1. In a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton this week, Republican […]

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