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New MNsure ad highlights March 31 deadline to enroll


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

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure announced today an addition to their television campaign that highlights the March 31 deadline to enroll in a qualified health plan. More than 115,000 Minnesotans have enrolled through MNsure to find comprehensive, affordable coverage, and with only 21 days left of the open enrollment period, MNsure is reminding Minnesotans to take action so they do not incur a penalty.

The ad, which hits the airwaves tomorrow, delivers a direct message about the approaching March 31 deadline, and is timed to coincide with the last few weeks available to Minnesotans who want to enroll through the health insurance marketplace. The new spot includes the real Minnesotans who are part of the testimonial ads released in February, which highlighted the affordability of MNsure plans and underscored the fact that MNsure offers the lowest premium rates in the country.

“If you have put off enrolling in an affordable health insurance plan, the time is now,” said MNsure interim CEO Scott Leitz. “With only 21 days remaining in the 2014 open enrollment period, I urge Minnesotans to enroll right away.”

What to know about March 31:

• Monday, March 31, is the final deadline to make plan selection and payment for coverage starting May 1, 2014. This is also the last day of open enrollment and the last day to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure before the next open enrollment period begins on November 15, 2014, without facing a tax penalty.

• This deadline does not apply to Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare recipients or participants in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).

All of the MNsure spots are available now on the MNsure YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/mnsure.

Eastern two-thirds of Minnesota placed under air pollution health alert

Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

St. Paul, Minn.-- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has upgraded the severity and geographic range of the air pollution health advisory issued yesterday. The agency has now placed the eastern two-thirds of Minnesota under an air pollution ..... 
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Free women’s health seminar to be held at Mabel Community Center

Thu, Feb 20th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

As a woman, are you searching for more information about your unique health care needs? Are you interested in improving your quality of life in the new year? To learn more about specific women’s health issues and solutions, plan to attend the free ..... 
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Fillmore-Houston Community Health Service receives UCare Fund Grant

Fri, Feb 14th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

MINNEAPOLIS – UCare’s UCare Fund awarded a $25,000 grant in late 2013 to Fillmore-Houston Community Health Service in Caledonia, Minn. to support a program working to reduce obesity among youth in Fillmore and Houston counties. The Health Servic ..... 
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Care to help older Minnesotans?

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

Share your expertise by assisting older Minnesotans make 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, prescripti ..... 
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CranioSacral Therapy available in Fillmore County

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Anyone who suffers from constant or reoccurring ailments will tell you that they would do just about anything to find relief. Helen Sutter of Lanesboro, Minn. understands that feeling and is here to help. In a 1992 roll-over accident that took th ..... 
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Winter blues lead to SADness

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

By this point of the winter season, Minnesotans are usually getting pretty tired of what seems like endless inches of snowfall, the bitterly cold temperatures, blizzard-like winds, windchill warnings, winter weather advisories, and back-breaking sho ..... 
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Root River Yoga - a way of life, a calling

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

For some, yoga invokes one-sided images of quietly posed people, breathing paced and nothing more. But, for more and more Americans, the understanding has grown beyond the physical and into deeper understanding that touches mind, body, and soul and ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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