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MNsure Offers Low Rates and Help Paying for Health Insurance


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

ST. PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced today that consumers can expect competitive rates and an array of quality coverage options through MNsure, Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace. Premiums for plans on MNsure are some of the lowest in the country and many Minnesotans will save even more through financial help they can only get through MNsure.



“MNsure is pleased to offer Minnesotans a wide array of plans with some of the lowest premiums in the country,” said Brian Beutner, Chair, MNsure Board of Directors. “For many Minnesotans, financial help through MNsure will mean that they will be able to afford health care coverage for the first time.”



Plans sold through MNsure will offer high-quality coverage that will include prescription drugs, maternity, preventative visits, and hospitalization, among others.



“Minnesotans in every corner of the state, regardless of income, age, or medical history, will be able to choose from multiple plans to find the coverage that is right for them,” said April Todd-Malmlov, Executive Director of MNsure.



Tax credits are also available through MNsure for businesses that meet certain criteria to help cover the cost of providing insurance to their employees. Small businesses will also be able to provide individualized options to their employees so they can pick the coverage that is right for them and their family.



Cost ranges for different incomes and plans will be featured on MNsure’s website at www.mnsure.org. Consumers will also be able to see how many insurance plans will be available in their county of residence.



About MNsure



Beginning January 1, 2014, all U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required by the federal government to have health insurance coverage. For those Minnesotans who are uninsured, underinsured, or looking for new coverage choices, MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses will be able to get quality health coverage at a fair price.



MNsure will empower more than 1 million Minnesotans to compare, choose, and get help finding health care coverage. MNsure will facilitate enrollment in public and private health insurance, determine eligibility for premium tax c .....
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Suicide Prevention Day: Time to remember there is help for those who need it

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

As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed this Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Minnesota Department of Human Services reminds Minnesotans of resources available to people in despair and their friends and family members. “Every life lost to suicide is a ..... 
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Additional services and more healthcare providers at Rushford Clinic

Thu, Aug 29th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

Winona Health has added services at their Rushford Clinic and welcomed several new healthcare providers. “Healthcare organizations everywhere are finding it challenging to recruit healthcare providers for smaller, rural communities,” said Mart ..... 
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Report Shows Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center Excels in Treatment for Depression

Mon, Aug 26th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

An independent researcher recently reported that Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center significantly exceeded state averages in the treatment of depression. The report was released by Minnesota HealthScores, an independent, non-profit organization dedic ..... 
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Department of Human Services expands role of MNsure In-Person Assisters

Mon, Aug 19th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Today the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program. In-Person Assisters are comm ..... 
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Correction

Fri, Aug 9th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In the August 5 edition of the Fillmore County Journal, the Red Cross reported that the Spring Valley, Minn. Blood Drive would take place on August 22 from 1 to 7 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church. It will actually take place at the Spring Valley C ..... 
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Care to Help Older Minnesotans?

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Share your expertise by assisting older Minnesotans makes informed decisions about health insurance and community resource options. Volunteers are being sought to provide non-biased information and help in completing forms for health care, prescript ..... 
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The need is constant: Red Cross seeks additional blood donors this summer

Fri, Aug 2nd, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — While many volunteers generously responded to the emergency call for blood donations from the American Red Cross in July, donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, are still needed this summer. ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson Farmers Market

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Brittany Loven from Hidden Bluff Organic Acres and her niece were a huge hit with fresh sweet corn, vegetables, flowers and herbs at the Rushford-Peterson Farmers Market. The Rushford Peterson Farmers Market is scheduled for Wednesdays each week from ..... 
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