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MNsure Welcomes Ken Harpell as Director of Broker Relations

5/12/2014 10:14:43 AM


CONTACT: Jenni Bowring-McDonough
Media Relations Coordinator

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Today, MNsure announced the addition of Ken Harpell as the organization's new Director of Broker Relations. He will begin his duties starting May 19.

Harpell will lead relationship management with MNsure's certified insurance agents. Agents/brokers are insurance professionals who are trained and licensed to sell insurance plans in Minnesota and are crucial to MNsure's success.

"We are pleased to welcome Ken to MNsure, and we are confident that the experience he brings to this newly-created position will strengthen the work we do with our agent and broker partners," said MNsure CEO Scott Leitz. "Our insurance agents and brokers are vital to MNsure's mission of reaching those who are uninsured and underinsured, and Ken's depth of knowledge will be an asset as MNsure moves forward with special enrollment and toward the next open enrollment period."

I am very excited to expand on agent and broker relationships for MNsure," said Harpell. "Agents and brokers are such an important part of the health care delivery process, and both MNsure and the agents and brokers will benefit from that partnership. I look forward to making a positive impact.

Harpell has dedicated his 28-year career to the health insurance industry. Most recently, Harpell was a Regional Sales Director for 11 years with Assurant Health, where he managed a five-state territory. A longtime member of the Minnesota Association of Health Underwriters, Harpell served one term on their Board of Directors and acted as Chair of the Legislative Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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