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A cross section of news releases from all areas of our department that are of interest to a general audience.

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  • 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.
  • Commerce Commissioner urges gas station owners and petroleum distributors to step up security
    August 27, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce received notice Tuesday that #2 diesel gasoline at First Fuel Banks in Saint Cloud had been tampered with and contaminated sometime between August 16 and August 20. As a precautionary measure, Commissioner Mike Rothman urged gas stations across the state to step up security by securing their tanks with locks and keep tanks under video surveillance.
  • 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.
  • Health Reform 101 – Commerce Department provides information on benefits included in plans for 2014
    August 12, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota consumers looking to buy insurance for 2014 will see important changes in law to comply with the health reform in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 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.
  • Commerce Department Will Release Key MNsure Information on September 6th
    August 09, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that all health plan companies that will offer policies through Minnesota’s online health insurance marketplace, MNsure, will publicly release policy rates and information on September 6, 2013 – one month earlier than planned. The early release was agreed to by all health plan companies after the Commerce and Health Departments sent a joint letter requesting greater transparency for consumers.
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