MNsure Launch Delayed Today 01 Oct 13

Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange will reportedly be available to consumers as planned today (TUE), but not until sometime in the afternoon. MNsure officials want to make sure the system connects properly with federal computer systems and that the connections are secure before it goes live for consumers. MNsure will provide Minnesotans with a marketplace to compare different health care plans as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. Officials say there may be some glitches at first, and a list of approved assisters and brokers who can help people sign up won’t be posted until Wednesday. And American Indians, who qualify for special benefits under the Affordable Care Act, should reportedly wait a week before signing up with MNsure because that part of the system apparently isn’t working yet.