Minnesota and New York file Trump administration lawsuit over health care funding cuts

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The states have sued the administration for having slashed federal funding for their low-income populations. The state of Minnesota has filed a new Trump administration lawsuit, challenging the decision to cut federal funding for the state’s public health care program. The program is designed to assist those who are employed but who remain below the poverty line. Attorney General Lori Swanson first announced the legal action at the end of last week. The purpose of Minnesota’s Trump administration lawsuit is to stop the federal government for being able to put…

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Minnesota auto insurance company to refund $315,000 to over 1,600 drivers

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Farmers Insurance Exchange has been accused of unfair pricing practices and is reimbursing affected policyholders. Minnesota auto insurance company, Farmers Insurance Exchange, is responding to accusations of unfair pricing practices with a refund to more than 1,600 drivers in the state. The policyholders affected by the pricing practices in question will be receiving a portion of a $315,000 total amount. The insurer is providing the refunds in response to an investigation into the way it was setting its rates. The Minnesota auto insurance provider underwent a pricing practice examination. The…

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103K Minnesota health insurance customers need new coverage for 2017

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is stepping out of the state’s insurance exchange next year. Over 103,000 Minnesota health insurance customers are losing their coverage at the end of this year. This means that they will need to find a new health plan to protect them against medical expenses in 2017. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota has announced its departure from the state’s insurance exchange. It is for that reason that so many individuals and families will need to scramble for new coverage in 2017. The…

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Older consumers in Minnesota claim to have been scammed by state’s health insurance exchange

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Consumers worry that they have turned over assets unintentionally Some residents of Minnesota claim to have been scammed through the state’s health insurance exchange. The consumers are all either 55 or older and claim that they have been tricked into turning over assets while signing up for the coverage that they need. Consumers have been using the state’s insurance exchange, called MNSURE, to find policies, but some have reported problems when enrolling in the exchange system. The group of consumers claiming they have been scammed may face significant financial pressure…

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Minnesota extends health insurance to some 64,000 people

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Many had been set to lose their insurance coverage in 2016, but state officials ensure they will have the policies they need An estimated 64,000 people in with public health insurance coverage in Minnesota were set to lose their coverage in 2016, but the state has decided to extend this coverage into the future. This will ensure that these people have the insurance coverage that they need, allowing them to avoid a federal fine that will be issued to those without active health insurance policies. The 64,000 people that were…

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Auto insurance laws in Minnesota change for 2016

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Drivers should be aware of the new requirements and make sure to have their proof of coverage handy. For anyone in Minnesota who is getting set to purchase a new car, is purchasing a new auto insurance policy or who is renewing a policy will need to be ready to comply with the new laws. Part of those new regulations involve having to provide proof of insurance information at certain times. For instance, for residents of the state who are looking to renew their license tabs on an existing vehicle,…

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The health insurance deadline for enrollment extended through MNsure

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Consumers in Minnesota will now have until December 28 to purchase the coverage they need for next year. The health insurance deadline for purchasing coverage through MNsure and insurers in Minnesota has now been extended in order to allow consumers a longer open enrollment period in which to purchase plans that will become effective as of 2016. Shoppers who have waited until the last moment can now buy a policy as late as December 28. The announcement from both MNsure and the insurers for the health insurance deadline has meant…

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Health insurance enrollment deadline extended in Minnesota

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Minnesota residents will have more time to enroll for insurance coverage Residents of Minnesota now have more time to ensure that their health insurance policies will be active at the beginning of 2016. The state’s insurance exchange, called MNsure, has managed to make health insurance coverage more accessible to thousands of consumers throughout the state. The open enrollment period will run until the end of January, 2016, but consumers must have active insurance on January 1 or they will face fines from the federal government. Consumers can enroll for coverage…

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Health insurance rates on the rise in Minnesota

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Minnesota consumers to see major increases in their insurance premiums Some consumers in Minnesota may see their health insurance premiums skyrocket next year. The state’s Commerce Department has announced that regulators have approved rate increases coming from some of the state’s largest insurance providers. According to the agency, rates for health coverage will rise by an average of 49% throughout Minnesota. The largest rate hikes will be coming from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Blue Cross Blue Shield intends to raise rates by an average of 49% According…

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300,000 Minnesotans affected by data breach targeted health insurance provider

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Vital information has been stolen from Anthem, which could affect consumers in a major way Approximately 300,000 residents of Minnesota have been affected by a massive data breach that struck major health insurance company Anthem, according to the state’s Commerce Department. Anthem has reported that the Social Security numbers of more than 200,000 consumers have been compromised, which could lead to identity theft and other issues. The health insurance company reported the data breach earlier this year, which compromised the information of many of its clients. The insurer has been…

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