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MNsure Announces Year-End Enrollment Totals


Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The latest enrollment figures shared today by MNsure show that 67,805 Minnesotans have successfully enrolled in new health insurance plans through MNsure as of December 31, 2013. This total represents a jump of more than 14,600 in the last four days of December.

As of December 31, enrollment in Qualified Health Plans, or private plans, jumped to 25,860. Enrollment in MinnesotaCare grew to 15,997, and enrollment in Medical Assistance to 25,948. The number of accounts created by January 1 grew to 113,443.

These statistics are preliminary and will be reconciled later in the month as more enrollment data becomes available.

MNsure Interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Leitz welcomed the news while reiterating the organization’s focus on continuing to improve the performance of the marketplace website and associated customer services.

“This uptick in enrollments is an encouraging sign,” Leitz said. “Even amid all the challenges of the last few weeks, many thousands of Minnesotans are taking action to benefit from lower insurance premiums and better coverage terms. Our job in the weeks ahead will be to make it easier for more people to do the same.”

Meanwhile, MNsure continues efforts to eliminate the technology glitches that have frustrated citizens seeking to use the marketplace to research, select and pay for comprehensive, affordable health coverage. On Saturday, January 4, and Sunday, January 5, the account and application services at MNsure.org will be taken off line to add system improvements expected to improve aspects of the user experience.

About MNsure

Beginning January 1, 2014, all U.S. citizens and legal residents are required 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 the lowest rates in the country. MNsure will empower more than 1 million Minnesotans to compare, choose and get help finding health care coverage. It will facilitate enrollment in public and private health insurance, determine eligibility for premium tax credits and allow Minnesotans to shop and compare between health care coverage options.

Open enrollment through MNsure began October 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014. For .....
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Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood during National Blood Donor Month

Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross invites those who are eligible to join the millions of blood donors across the country in helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. People have ..... 
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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 heal ..... 
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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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