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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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  • 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.
  • Low-income Minnesotans can prevent heating shutoff, apply for heating assistance
    October 07, 2013 - Low-income Minnesotans who may have trouble paying their heating bills this heating season can act now to (1) ensure that their heat stays on and (2) apply for help to pay their heating bills.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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