News Releases

2020

  • 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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  • Statement on Minnesota House Passing Drug Price Transparency Legislation

    Lucas Nesse, president and CEO of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, issues statement on Minnesota House Passing Drug Price Transparency Legislation  Statement: “Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are proud to have played a key role in advancing this bipartisan legislation. Prescription drugs are a major driver of premiums and now account for nearly a quarter […]

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  • Minnesota Health Insurers Announce Plans for Coverage of COVID-19 Testing and Treatment

    The Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced today that Minnesota’s nonprofit health plans are voluntarily waiving cost-sharing for COVID-19 in-patient treatment for enrollees as part of a framework to support and protect the health of Minnesotans amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “The health and safety of Minnesotans are the highest priorities of the nonprofit plans we […]

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  • Council releases 2019 industry financial results

    Minnesota’s seven nonprofit health plans continued supporting Minnesotans’ access to affordable, quality care in 2019, paying $13.98 billion in medical bills on behalf of 2.4 million people enrolled in fully insured or government programs, the Minnesota Council of Health Plans announced today. Collectively, plans had an operating gain of 1.4 percent of revenue. As mission-based, […]

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