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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 insurance coverage through MNsure, with many getting coverage for the first time,” said interim CEO Scott Leitz. “We are happy with the number of people we have enrolled so far, but we’re not done working yet. There are more than three weeks remaining in open enrollment, and we want to make sure every Minnesotan that wants quality, affordable coverage gets it.”

Of those Minnesotans purchasing a qualified health plan (QHP), 42 percent have chosen a robust gold or platinum plan. MNsure originally projected just 25 percent of QHP enrollments would be in these two categories. MNsure credits this trend to consumers being able to easily compare plans side-by-side, as well as Minnesota having the lowest health insurance rates in the country.

MNsure is also continuing to show signs of improved system stability. MNsure Contact Center hold times now average less than 60 seconds, down from 3 minutes in February and 60 minutes or more in December. Website error rates are down to their lowest points ever, and pending applications have dropped by more than 95 percent since December.

“From top to bottom, MNsure is making improvements and better serving the people of Minnesota. If you haven’t yet enrolled in health insurance coverage, now is the time to visit us and explore your options,” Leitz said.

All plans sold through MNsure cover important benefits such as preventive care, doctors’ visits, hospitalizations, prescriptions, ER services, maternity care and more. Minnesotans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied, and there are no lifetime limits on coverage. Financial assistance is available to help pay monthly insurance premiums. A single individual earning up to $45,960/year, or a family of four earning up to $94,200/year could qualify.

Open enrollment ends on March 31, 2014. This is the last day to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure 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).

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, afforda ..... 
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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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