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A list of news releases related to consumer protection and education.

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  • Health Reform 101 – Are you ready for Open Enrollment?
    October 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.
  • Commerce Fraud Bureau Investigation Results in Auto Insurance Fraud Charges
    September 30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN — Today, in Ramsey County District Court, Maurice Culpepper was criminally charged for allegedly engaging in an elaborate fraud scheme he devised in an attempt to exploit an insurance company. The criminal complaint charged him with one count of Insurance Fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years and $100,000 fine.
  • Commerce Department Releases Rate Analysis – Minnesota Retains the Number One Rates in the Country
    September 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.
  • Protect Yourself Against Fraud and Scams Related to Health Insurance Changes
    September 20, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in March 2010, unscrupulous scammers have been creating ways to take advantage of consumers’ uncertainty surrounding the law.
  • Health Reform 101 – Do you know your insurance terms?
    September 16, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – As Minnesota consumers start planning for their insurance needs in time for Open Enrollment and the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, MNsure, on October 1, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take a look at the options to make the best decision for themselves and their households. Understanding the difference between the terms will help consumers find health insurance that fits their financial and health needs.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce Releases Lowest Average Health Insurance Rates in the Country for MNsure Health Department Releases Network Information to Help Consumers Research Options
    September 06, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN — Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today released the individual policy premium rates, which are the lowest average rates in the country for health insurance plans sold through Minnesota’s new health insurance marketplace, MNsure, when it opens on October 1, 2013.
  • Minnesota Departments of Commerce and Health, MNsure to Hold News Conference Friday, September 6, 2013
    September 04, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Health will release information about health insurance plans and rates that will be sold on MNsure, Friday, September 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm.
  • Chisholm 5th Grader Hits a Homerun for Financial Literacy
    August 29, 2013 - CHISHOLM, MN – Chisholm Elementary 5th grader Daniel Rusten, this year’s winner of the Hit a Homerun for Financial Literacy Contest, a statewide essay contest sponsored by Governor Mark Dayton, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and the Minnesota Twins celebrated Wednesday at the Twins Game with the other entrants in the 2013 Essay Contest.
  • Health Reform 101 – What is the difference between a health insurance premium and a rate?
    August 26, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – As Minnesota consumers start planning for their insurance needs in time for Open Enrollment and the opening of Minnesota’s health insurance marketplace, MNsure, on October 1, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Commerce urges consumers to take a look at the options to make the best fit. Understanding the difference between a health insurance premium and a rate will help consumers find health insurance that fits their financial and health needs.
  • Health Reform 101 - Can you be denied coverage after January 1, 2014?
    August 23, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – In addition to expanded benefits sets that will be required in all plans sold during Open Enrollment beginning October 1, 2013, health insurance companies can no longer deny coverage based on past or current health issues. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is a trusted resource to provide Minnesotans with the health insurance information they need to understand upcoming changes to help make the important decisions for themselves and their families.
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