Health Insurance Exchange Website 30 Jan 13

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange has launched a new website to connect with more than 1-million Minnesotans who are expected to use the new marketplace to get coverage. The exchange is a key part of Minnesota’s effort to implement the federal health care overhaul. It will be a central place where individuals, families and small employers sign up for health insurance and receive help paying for it. About 300,000 previously uninsured Minnesotans and 200,000 small-business employees will gain coverage through the exchange. The new site is designed to provide Minnesotans with up-to-date information about how to take advantage of the exchange. It includes a video and a benefits calculator that will tell individuals if they’re eligible for tax credits. Open enrollment begins October 1st, and coverage takes effect January 1st. The  Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange website is:www.mn.gov/hix.