What We Do
The Small Group Health Insurance Market Working Group was established by the Minnesota Legislature (2010 Session Law, Chapter 370) to study and report on the options available to increase rate predictability and stability for groups of 100 or fewer employees. The working group will analyze the implications of expanding the small employer market to 100 employees. Topics to be addressed in the study include, but are not limited to:
Who We Are
Members of the working group include two representatives from the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, two representative from the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters, one representative from the Insurance Federation of Minnesota, one representative from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, one representative from the National Federation of Independent Businesses - Minnesota, two representative from employers whose businesses employ 50 employees or fewer, two representatives from employers who businesses employ between 51 and 75 full-time employees, two representatives from employers whose businesses employ between 76 and 100 full-time employees, one representative from employees of business that employ 50 employees or fewer, one representative from employees that employ between 51 and 100 full-time employees, two senators, two members of the house of representatives, and the commissioner of commerce or the commissioner's designee.
Minnesota Council of Health Plans: Nancy Nelson, Joe Pupkus
Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters: Christopher Schneeman, Tom Aslesen
Insurance Federation of Minnesota: Joe Lotus
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce: John Sjoberg (Cecilia Retelle - Alternate)
National Federation of Independent Businesses - Minnesota: Mike Hickey
Minnesota Senate: Sen. Linda Scheid (DFL), Sen. Mike Parry (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives: Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL), Rep. Denny McNamara (R)
Sandra King (Employers whose businesses employ 50 employees or less)
Teresa Pilaczynski (Employees of businesses that employ 50 employees or less)
Meetings & Minutes
Small Group Health Insurance Market Working Group are open to the public. These meetings are held every other Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Meetings dates and locations are posted on the Commerce Events Calendar on this website.
Agendas for upcoming Board meetings are posted by date here:
Minutes of previous Board meetings will be posted below as they become available.
Suggestions or comments can be sent to Tina Armstrong, Minnesota Department of Commerce: firstname.lastname@example.org