04, 2014 - SAINT PAUL, MN — A Minnesota Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau criminal investigation resulted in halting a policy mill scam out of Brooklyn Center. Late yesterday, Arlesia Shannell Robinson was criminally charged with two counts of Aggravated Forgery in Hennepin County District Court for perpetrating an insurance policy mill scheme on unwitting consumers. The criminal complaint alleges Robinson, using an alias of Amelia Hall, claimed she was a representative of Esurance and sold fake automobile insurance policies beginning in at least October 2013
30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Health reform has been headline news for months across the United States, and has generated questions among Minnesota consumers as they look at their health coverage needs during open enrollment.
05, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Health reform has been headline news for months across the United States, and has generated questions among Minnesota consumers as they look at their health coverage needs during open enrollment. That is why the Minnesota Department of Commerce has a Consumer Response Team helpline and outreach efforts to help cut through the confusion and be a reliable source for important insurance information.
30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN —Residents of Olmsted and Dodge Counties will soon have seven additional health insurance coverage options to choose from through MNsure. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Health have been working with insurers for several weeks to find a solution for consumers in specific zip codes who initially had fewer options when buying health insurance coverage through MNsure.
15, 2013 - Every year on October 15, Medicare Open Enrollment starts providing an opportunity for Minnesota seniors to evaluate coverage options. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reminds seniors that insurance policies can change and it is important to review any notices regarding changes from their insurance companies and use open enrollment to find health insurance coverage that fits their budget and health needs.
11, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Commerce Department reminds Minnesota consumers to take time to conduct an annual insurance check-up to assess their coverage needs and to ensure that their current policies effectively protect their valuable possessions. Life insurance protects your loved ones, auto insurance protects your car, health insurance protects your good health and homeowners insurance protects your possessions.
01, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – As Minnesota consumers start planning for their insurance needs for Open Enrollment and the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, MNsure, starting today, October 1, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to brush up on their insurance terms and learn about the health reform changes that will go into effect. Understanding the terms and components of health insurance coverage will help consumers find health insurance that fits both their financial and health needs.
27, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce certified today that Minnesota’s rates for health insurance policies available through MNsure, the state’s health insurance marketplace, starting October 1, 2013 are confirmed as the lowest rates compared with the other states that have released rates including the District of Columbia – across all metal levels.
23, 2013 - Health reform changes have created new ways for insurance scams and fraud to occur. The Commerce Department wants you to be confident that you are buying the right plan for you from a trusted source.
First, you should know that in most cases, if you are already covered you do not need to buy a new policy. This includes if you are covered through your employer, Medicare, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), TRICARE or veterans coverage.