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General Interest News


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

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  • Commissioner Rothman, United Educators Credit Union and Parents focus on opening saving accounts for kids
    November 14, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – 76 percent of teens feel they should start learning about money and savings at kindergarten, a 2013 Junior Achievement survey reported. Research also indicates that consumers who have bank accounts are more likely to own other assets including having savings accounts, credit and insurance. Conversely, individuals without accounts are less likely to own a home or a car.
  • Olmsted and Dodge County Residents to Benefit from Expanded Health Insurance Options During Open Enrollment
    October 30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN —Residents of Olmsted and Dodge Counties will soon have seven additional health insurance coverage options to choose from through MNsure. The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Health have been working with insurers for several weeks to find a solution for consumers in specific zip codes who initially had fewer options when buying health insurance coverage through MNsure.
  • Commerce Department Highlights Tips for National Save for Retirement Week
    October 23, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Ninety percent of working-age households in the U.S. are not saving enough for retirement and about forty-five percent have nothing saved at all. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging Minnesotans to take steps to start saving during National Save for Retirement Week.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce Reminds Investors to Research Investment Opportunities
    October 18, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced the 2013 list of financial products, practices and services that are the greatest potential threats that trap unsuspecting investors. The 2013 list includes investment scams that also impact small business owners.
  • The Department of Commerce urges consumers to shop around for Medicare Open Enrollment 2013
    October 15, 2013 - Every year on October 15, Medicare Open Enrollment starts providing an opportunity for Minnesota seniors to evaluate coverage options. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reminds seniors that insurance policies can change and it is important to review any notices regarding changes from their insurance companies and use open enrollment to find health insurance coverage that fits their budget and health needs.
  • Customers can seek protection under the Cold Weather Rule; Low-income Minnesotans can apply for heating assistance
    October 11, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN—With cold weather just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourages Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long.
  • Commerce Commissioner urges Minnesotans to Complete Insurance Check-Up and Update Coverage
    October 11, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Commerce Department reminds Minnesota consumers to take time to conduct an annual insurance check-up to assess their coverage needs and to ensure that their current policies effectively protect their valuable possessions. Life insurance protects your loved ones, auto insurance protects your car, health insurance protects your good health and homeowners insurance protects your possessions.
  • Commerce Department Takes Action against Debt Collectors
    October 09, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN — The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently filed a statement of charges and a notice for prehearing against Robert Dunham of Lakeville, Minnesota, the owner of Receivables Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) and Wentworth Assets, LLC for allegedly operating without a license and using money collected by his debt collection companies for personal extravagances.
  • Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman elected to the North American Securities Administrators Association Board of Directors
    October 07, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman has been elected as a director on the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) Board of Directors. The position on the Board will provide Commissioner Rothman the opportunity to weigh in on NASAA’s planning and policy development for the association’s national pro-investor legislative agenda.
  • 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.
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