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MNsure Announces New Enrollment and Payment Deadlines for January 1 Health Coverage


Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesotans who want individual or family health care coverage beginning January 1, 2014, now have until December 31, 2013, to select a plan on MNsure.org, according to an agreement announced today by MNsure and Minnesota’s health plans. Payments for this coverage have until January 10, 2014, to arrive in the mail at MNsure or health plans. MNsure encourages consumers to pay promptly to ensure coverage.



These new deadlines do not apply to MNsure’s small business customers.



“We are aware of the concerns many consumers have as we approach January 1, and we are taking critical steps to ensure that Minnesotans have comprehensive, affordable health coverage when they need it,” said MNsure interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Leitz. “We thank the health plans for working with us, and we remind consumers to make their plan selections and payments as soon as possible to guarantee their coverage is in place.”



Minnesotans who wait until the last days of December to purchase coverage will not have their identification cards and enrollment materials at the start of January, but medical care will be covered if they meet the new deadlines. In addition, it is important that consumers understand that if the January premium payment does not arrive by the close of business on January 10, 2014, medical tests and other care received between January 1 and January 10 will not be covered.



To help consumers during this busy time, the application and enrollment functions at www.MNsure.org are available between 6 a.m. and midnight every day. The MNsure Contact Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MNsure also encourages consumers who need support to seek out the help of one of their local community assisters. The directory of assisters is available at: http://www.mnsure.org/tools/locater/index.jsp.



Minnesotans
determined eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare through December 31 will have coverage January 1, 2014. Minnesotans already determined eligible for Medical Assistance through MNsure do not need to take any further steps for health insurance coverage to begin January 1, 2014. Mi .....
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Minnesota is one of only nine states to receive funding for the Million Hearts Learning Collaborative

Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Northeastern Minnesota has some of the highest hypertension rates - high blood pressure - in the state. Survey data from 2010 show that northeastern Minnesota experiences hypertension rates of 27 percent. This is significantly higher than the 2009 ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 34 units

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 3, 2013, succeeded in collecting 34 units of blood. The bloodmobile is sponsored by the Harmony American Legion Auxiliary, and many of the volunteers are Auxiliary members. However, numerous volunteer ..... 
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National influenza vaccination week

Fri, Dec 6th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health is accepting flu mist vaccination appointments as a part of a statewide effort to encourage Minnesotans to get vaccinated against influenza during National Influenza Vaccination Week December 8-14. “It is not too la ..... 
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Minnesotans urged to get vaccinated during National Influenza Vaccination Week

Mon, Dec 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The month of December is filled with holiday events, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Don't let influenza keep you from enjoying the upcoming season. Influenza season is just getting underway in Minnesota, so it's not too late to ..... 
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Gundersen receives Patient-Centered Medical Home certification

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Primary care clinics throughout Gundersen Health System recently received Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification. This designation comes from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ..... 
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Semcac wellness committee partners with weight watchers and welcomes community members

Fri, Nov 29th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Semcac continues to partner with Weight Watchers to better the health of the community. Since January 2013, Semcac staff and community members have joined together as a team to lose 968 pounds! Semcac sponsors the meetings by providing space in Rush ..... 
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Need for blood continues during holiday season

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Every day patients across the country rely on blood donated through the American Red Cross. While the need is ongoing, the supply isn’t always — especially during the holiday season, when many regular donors are busy with hol ..... 
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Free health screening at Harmony Santa Day

Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013
Posted in Harmony Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health is partnering with the Harmony Lions to host a free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening at Santa Day on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 7:30 to 9:30 AM. Breakfast with Santa will take place at the Communi ..... 
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