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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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  • 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.
  • Commerce Department to hold second Public Meeting in Rochester to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 30, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2013 between 2:30 – 4:00 pm at the University of Minnesota, Rochester in Room 417 to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
  • Commerce Department to hold Virtual Public Meetings via Videoconference in 25 county locations to gather input on MCHA Transition Plan
    July 29, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting via videoconference Tuesday, July 30, 2013 between 10:00am – 12:00pm (county locations listed below) to gather public input that best addresses the transition to new health coverage for people who have been enrolled in the state’s high risk health insurance pool, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).
  • Commissioner Rothman will kick off the 2013 Unclaimed Property Auction
    July 23, 2013 - MINNETONKA, MN – To kick off the 2013 Unclaimed Property Auction, Commissioner Mike Rothman will visit the preview on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Commissioner Rothman will be available to meet with media outlets and discuss the auction and the work of the Unclaimed Property Division. The preview will provide an opportunity to view items up for auction ahead of the first day of bidding.
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