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Nornes encourages MNsure enrollees to provide online comments

Thursday, March 31, 2016

 

ST. PAUL – A website has been launched to gather comments and feedback from Minnesota families, taxpayers and small-business owners regarding the MNsure health insurance exchange.

Minnesotans recently testified before a House committee and expressed concerns over the difficulties they have faced with MNsure. One of the most recent issues to surface pertains to a failure to meet the deadline for providing MNsure enrollees with 1095-A forms necessary for filing their taxes. MNsure has promised to resolve by the end of this week, two months after the Feb. 1 deadline.

"This is just the latest example of why we need more accountability and transparency with MNsure," said Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls. "This website will allow the Legislature to collect information and learn about the difficulties people are facing so we can seek remedies."

House legislation has been introduced that would have MNsure compensate people $10 for each day the form was late after Feb. 1. That rate would increase to $50 per day if the tax deadline passes and they still haven't received their forms.

The new website can be found at http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/comment.

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