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169,000 Minnesotans enroll in quality affordable health coverage during 2014 open enrollment


Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure successfully enrolled 169,251 Minnesotans into comprehensive, affordable health insurance plans as of midnight on March 31, bringing the 2014 open enrollment period to a close, MNsure announced today.

“More than 169,000 Minnesotans have enrolled for health coverage through MNsure, blowing past our projection of 135,000 in October,” said MNsure’s interim CEO, Scott Leitz. “I am extremely proud of the MNsure staff who worked tirelessly, often sacrificing time with family over the last year to get Minnesotans enrolled in coverage. Our mission every day has been to make health insurance coverage possible for those Minnesotans who are uninsured and underinsured, including those who have been denied coverage up to now due to preexisting conditions. Though the rollout of MNsure has not been perfect, we have worked hard to make critical improvements — which we will continue to do through the spring and summer, leading up to our next open enrollment period in November.”

To date, MNsure has enrolled 47,046 Minnesotans in a Qualified Health Plan, 34,219 in MinnesotaCare and 87,986 in Medical Assistance.

MNsure’s first open enrollment period drew to a close at midnight last night, ending a six-month timeframe for those who qualify for commercial health insurance, or Qualified Health Plans (QHPs), to enroll in coverage — unless there is a qualifying life event that has an impact on the coverage an individual or family needs. Life events include the birth of a child, a job change or a change in marital status, and the occurrence of such a life event makes it possible to enroll after the March 31 deadline. Also able to enroll now that March 31 has passed are Minnesotans who are eligible for coverage through a public program such as MinnesotaCare or Medical Assistance, small business employers using MNsure’s SHOP program, and members of federally-recognized Indian tribes.

MNsure today also reminded Minnesotans who had difficulty enrolling in time to meet the deadline that MNsure will work them to complete the enrollment process as long as a good-faith effort was made to enroll by midnight on March 31. As of midnight last night, more than 36,000 Minnesotans had completed the Enrollment Attempt form found at MNsure.org. This raw number represents only the number of forms that were completed and has not been analyzed to separate consumers previously in the MNsure system from .....
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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiti ..... 
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Minnesotans who attempt to enroll via MNsure by March 31 eligible for extension

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – MNsure announced new procedures that will help people get coverage and avoid a federal tax penalty even if their enrollment isn’t complete when the deadline expires on March 31. “It’s just like waiting in line to vote af ..... 
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Preparation is key to successful blood donation

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few ..... 
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Reminder: Health coverage required by March 31 to avoid penalty

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The final deadline to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure is March 31 for coverage that begins May 1, 2014, and missing that deadline could mean paying a penalty. The penalty for 2014 is 1 percent of total hous ..... 
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Public Assistance Fraud Program producing staggering numbers

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In June of 2013, Social Service directors and the sheriffs from Goodhue, Winona, Fillmore, Houston and Wabasha got together to come up with a new plan for working welfare fraud cases in those counties. For the last 10 years, one civilian had been w ..... 
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Celebrate National Volunteer Month by donating blood and helping to save lives

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Potentially lifesaving blood donations can only come from generous volunteers. This April, during National Volunteer Month, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and help meet the constant need for don ..... 
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Celebrate Red Cross Month by getting involved

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to make a difference in their communities by giving blood, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation. Those supporters enable the Red Cross to cont ..... 
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MNsure tops 113,000 enrollees

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST.PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced more than 113,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage through the state’s new health insurance marketplace. “More and more Minnesotans continue to secure health ins ..... 
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