1/20/2016 10:14:43 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Shane Delaney
Director of Communications and Marketing
ST. PAUL, Minn.-MNsure CEO Allison O'Toole will join MNsure-certified navigators and brokers at a MNsure education and enrollment open house at the Duluth Public Library on Saturday, January 23. The event will feature navigators from Insure Duluth, a Duluth-area coalition of MNsure-certified navigators, as well as brokers from Benes Insurance, a MNsure broker enrollment center.
The event is open to the public and does not require an appointment. Navigators will be available to assist Minnesotans with information, enrollment assistance and referrals. A current MNsure enrollee will also share her experience and how obtaining quality, affordable health insurance coverage has improved her quality of life.
"Our partners in the Duluth area have done excellent work getting people enrolled into health insurance coverage," said CEO Allison O'Toole. "I am excited to see this work first-hand and to hear from Minnesotans who are benefiting from this coverage."
O'Toole's visit comes as the 2016 open enrollment period is drawing to a close. Minnesotans have until Sunday, January 31, to enroll in coverage without facing a potential tax penalty. Minnesotans eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can enroll year round.
"This is the final stretch of open enrollment and we really do not want Minnesotans to miss this opportunity to get coverage and save money," O'Toole said. :MNsure is the only place Minnesotans can go to qualify for financial help on their health insurance coverage, and we do not want people to leave money on the table."
Event details are below:
MNsure Education and Enrollment Open House at Duluth Public Library
520 West Superior Street, Duluth
Saturday, January 23 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A media availability with O'Toole, representatives from the Insure Duluth coalition and Benes Insurance, as well as current enrollees, will begin at 11 a.m.
The 2016 open enrollment period began November 1, 2015, and will end on January 31, 2016. Small group employers and Minnesotans eligible for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare can enroll year-round. As of May 2014, 95 percent of Minnesotans have health coverage--the highest percentage in state history.