MNsure Hits 10,000 Accounts 12 Oct 13

The state’s new online health insurance marketplace says that Minnesota is now the “Land of 10,000 MNsure Accounts.” MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov says that more than 10,000 Minnesotans have opened accounts in the first 10 days of the exchange’s operation, including about 300 opened by small-business owners. And there have been more than 35,000 unique visits to the MNsure website. MNsure’s call center has been taking an average of a thousand calls each day. Enrollment figures won’t be available until Wednesday, and Todd-Malmlov says some users inadvertently submitted multiple applications that need to be consolidated. While many consumers have complained about glitches while trying to set up accounts or enroll, 90% of people who try are now reportedly able to get through.