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

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Department of Commerce offers assistance and information on hail and storm damage claims
    August 07, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Many areas of Minnesota were hit last night with hail leaving damaged homes and vehicles. The Department of Commerce reminds consumers to review their auto and homeowners policy, contact their insurance agent and document property damage.
  • Farmfest 2013: Commerce Department Provides Bountiful Crop of Information for Families and Businesses
    August 05, 2013 - REDWOOD FALLS, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before.
  • Commerce Department urges consumers to use caution to avoid insurance policy mill scams
    August 01, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Two recent investigations conducted by the Department of Commerce Fraud Bureau uncovered insurance “policy mill” schemes that resulted in felony insurance fraud and forgery charges against individuals who masqueraded as insurance agents bilking their customers out of cash and insurance coverage.
  • Commerce Department Updates Insurers on Same-Sex Insurance Benefit Coverage
    July 31, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – In preparation for August 1, 2013, the day that same-sex marriage in Minnesota becomes law, the state’s Department of Commerce and Department of Health issued a joint bulletin to all insurers to provide guidance related to insurance coverage for dependents.
  • The Department of Commerce Reminds Teen Drivers and Parents to Discuss Responsible Driving
    July 12, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN -- Summer is the deadliest time of year for teenage motor vehicle accidents and parents can play an important role in ensuring their teen is a safe driver. The Department of Commerce recommends that parents and their teen driver discuss safe driving habits such as always wearing a seatbelt, no texting while driving, and never driving while intoxicated.
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