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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 community organizations and individuals trained and certified to help individuals renew or enroll in quality, affordable health insurance through MNsure, Minnesota's new, one-stop health insurance marketplace.



Beginning on Oct. 1, thousands of Minnesotans — many who will be seeking insurance for the first time — will be able to access health care coverage through MNsure. An estimated 110,000 people, including individuals making between about $15,000 and $23,000 a year or a family of four between about $32,000 and $47,000, will be eligible for MinnesotaCare. The In-Person Assister program is designed to help them understand their choices and successfully enroll into health plans.



“We want signing up for health insurance to be as easy as possible,” said Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. “Expanding the In-Person Assister program to include MinnesotaCare enrollees will help over 100,000 Minnesotans find the low-cost or free coverage that is right for them.”



In 2013 the Human Services Department requested and received an appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature to fund In-Person Assisters for MinnesotaCare enrollees. In-Person Assisters will be paid $70 for each individual they enroll in MinnesotaCare or Qualified Health Plans. Qualified Health Plans are insurance plans offered through MNsure to individuals eligible for tax credits. In addition, all counties and tribal governments who help individuals enroll in MinnesotaCare will receive a federal reimbursement covering 50 percent to 75 percent of their costs.

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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Red Cross calls on blood donors to help alleviate summer shortage

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all types, especially O negative, A negative and B negative, as fewer donations than expected were given in the first half of summer. Every day donations come up short ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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Rushford and Peterson to Join Cities for “America’s Night Out Against Crime”

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Health & Wellness

On Tuesday, August 6, neighborhoods throughout Rushford, Minn. and Peterson, Minn. are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “30th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National ..... 
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