Outreach and Infrastructure Grant Recipients Announced

Trusted community organizations will perform outreach, education, and assist in enrollment through MNsure

August 23, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: John Reich
Public Relations Officer
651.539.1330
John.Reich@state.mn.us

ST. PAUL, Minn.—MNsure announced today the 30 recipients of outreach and infrastructure grants.  Named grantees include trusted community organizations from all across Minnesota. The specific award amounts and scope of duties will be finalized in coming weeks.

MNsure sought community organizations and coalitions that are able to demonstrate successful and innovative methods of providing outreach and educational services throughout Minnesota. These organizations will also provide assistance with applying for health insurance through MNsure.

The grants will support a broad base of partnerships that will engage Minnesotans statewide to promote application and enrollment in affordable, quality health insurance through MNsure. MNsure sought to connect with new and existing organizations that have direct connections and experience with key audiences throughout Minnesota.  In addition to the grantees listed below, over 250 organizations and over 1400 insurance brokers representing thousands of agents have indicated their willingness to partner with MNsure to assist consumers with enrollment in MNsure plans.  Named grantees include:

AccountAbility Minnesota
Central MN Jobs and Training Services, Inc.
Centro, Inc. (Centro Cultural Chicano, Inc.)
Communicating for America, Inc.
Community Resource Connections, Inc.
Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES)
Dakota County
Generations Health Care Initiatives
Health Access MN, Inc
Healthfinders Collaborative, Inc.
Hmong American Partnership
International Institute of Minnesota
Lyon-Dugin Associates
Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Minnesota AIDS Project
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Minnesota Community Action Partnership
Minnesota Council of Churches
MORE
Northpoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.
Planned Parenthood MN, ND, SD
Portico Healthnet
ResourceWest, Inc.
Small Business Minnesota
Somali Health Solutions
Southside Community Health Services, Inc.
Springboard for the Arts
Western Community Action, Inc.
Women's Health Center of Duluth, P.A.
WomenVenture

About MNsure
MNsure is a one-stop health insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses will be able to get quality health coverage at a fair price. MNsure will empower more than 1 million Minnesotans to compare, choose, and get help finding health care coverage. It will facilitate enrollment in public and private health insurance, determine eligibility for premium tax credits and allow Minnesotans to shop and compare between health care coverage options. 

Open enrollment through MNsure begins October 1, 2013 and runs through March 31, 2014.  MNsure’s contact center opens September 3, 2013.  For more information about MNsure, how it will benefit Minnesota consumers and businesses, and how to provide input visit www.mnsure.org.