For Immediate Release:
SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting Monday, July 15, 2013 between 5:00 – 6:30 pm at the Rondo Community Outreach Library 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).
In response to changes in health insurance due to the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace Act, which passed during the 2013 legislative session and tasked the Commerce Department to determine the need for, and implement a phase-out and eventual appropriate termination of coverage provided by MCHA the Commerce Department is seeking public comment on the draft transition plan released June 30, 2013.
The public comment period for the draft transition plan is open through the month of July. The Commerce Department, in consultation with MCHA, has identified the following key goals to guide the transition plan:
The Commerce Department outlined a timeline of key dates and opportunities for public comment.
MCHA Transition Plan Development Timeline
May 1, 2013 – June 15, 2013:
Open Enrollment Period for MNsure
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA)
Public Meeting to Discuss MCHA Transition Plan
Monday, July 15
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Rondo Community Outreach Library
461 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104