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Additional Resources

Can't find what you're looking for? Try these links to other web sites with additional information on health and medical insurance.  -- Official website of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide information about federal health care reform and HHS's role in implementing it.

Kaiser Family Foundation -- The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on health care issues.

MNsure -- MNsure is anonline marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses will be able to get quality, affordable health coverage that fits your budget. 

MN Board on Aging -- The Minnesota Board on Aging (MBA) is a gateway to services for Minnesota seniors and their families. The website provides information on services such as the Senior LinkAge Line, Return to Community Initiative, Transition Consultations, and RxConnect.

MN Department of Commerce  -- The Insurance Commissioner's office in Minnesota is housed within the Department of Commerce. The Insurance Gateway provides information for consumers on a variety of insurance topics, instructions for filing a complaint against an insurance company or agent, tools to verify whether a company or agent is licensed, and information on enforcement actions taken against companies or agents by the department. The Insurance Gateway also provides instructions and bulletins for insurance companies.

MN Health Care Programs -- Information from the Minnesota Department of Human Services regarding Minnesota public health care programs including Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, and General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC).

MN Health Information -- provides a guide to health care quality and cost, providing a widerange of health care info, whether you want to compare certain providers, learn how to be a wise health care consumer, or identify ways to better manage your personal health. The site was created by the Governor's Health Cabinet to help Minnesotans better understand health care options, costs and quality. Check back now and then for more information.

MN Health Information Clearinghouse -- The Minnesota Health Information Clearinghouse is a resource for health-related information and publications, including information on health coverage options for consumers and small businesses in Minnesota and information on health policy and Minnesota's Health Economics program for providers and policymakers.

MN Help Info -- is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota find human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help. It is especially rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers; people with disabilities and their caregivers; parents and families; and low income people.

MN Long-Term Care Partnership -- The Minnesota Long Term Care Partnership is a public/private arrangement between long-term care insurers and Minnesota's Medical Assistance program. It enables residents who purchase certain long-term care insurance to have more of their assets protected if they later need the state to help pay for their long-term care. Minnesota is using this approach to give people more control over how they finance long-term care and to help shore up the public safety net.

Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association -- MCHA was established in 1976 by the Minnesota Legislature to offer policies of individual health insurance to Minnesota residents who have been turned down for health insurance by the private market, due to pre-existing health conditions. MCHA is sometimes referred to as Minnesota's "high risk pool" for health insurance or health insurance of last resort. Currently, about 30,000 Minnesota residents are insured by MCHA throughout the State of Minnesota.

National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners -- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories. The NAIC provides a forum for the development of uniform policy when uniformity is appropriate. The NAIC mission is to assist state insurance regulators, in serving the public interest and achieving fundamental insurance regulatory goals in a responsive, efficient and cost effective manner.