News Releases

2020

  • Minnesota Council of Health Plans Statement on 2021 Health Insurance Rates

    Minnesota Department of Commerce’s announcement today on 2021 insurance rates is promising news, as it reflects the increasing stability in the individual and small group health plans in our state. Minnesota’s reinsurance program continues to play a major role in bringing that stabilization to the market, significantly lowering premiums by covering a portion of high-cost […]

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  • Minnesota Health Plans Extend Support for Those Impacted by COVID-19

    The Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced today that Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are voluntarily extending cost-sharing waivers for in-patient COVID-19 treatment through the end of the year. The extension coincides with a number of other steps that have been taken to help patients, providers and the community weather the pandemic.   “Minnesota’s nonprofit health […]

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  • Statement on the Death of George Floyd

    "Minnesota's nonprofit health plans are deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd. The issues of racism and violence in our communities cannot be ignored, and we stand with Minnesotans in taking steps to ensure that the human rights of all people are protected. We also recognize that the health care needs of members may have shifted amid recent events, and health plans are here to support their members. Please contact your plan provider if you have questions or need guidance in accessing care or prescriptions."

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  • Minnesota Health Plans Announce Additional Support for People Affected by COVID-19

    The Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced today that Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are enhancing support for enrollees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by extending cost-sharing waivers for in-patient treatment.

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  • Statement on House passing Prior Authorization Legislation

    “Prior authorization is a critical tool for ensuring safe, effective and efficient treatment for patients. Individuals and employers greatly benefit from the associated cost savings and lower premiums. Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are proud to have played a key role in refining this legislation to ensure that important elements supporting patient safety and lower costs were maintained.”

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2020

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