8/18/2021 10:23:36 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last week, Governor Tim Walz appointed Jessica Kennedy to the /about-us/staff/index.jspMNsure Board of Directors. Kennedy, whose term runs from August 18, 2021, to May 5, 2025, will represent consumers eligible for public health care program coverage.
A resident of Vadnais Heights, Kennedy is an attorney and vice president of Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc., where she serves a team dedicated to empowering people with disabilities. Previously, Kennedy was the deputy general counsel and policy director at MNsure and has also served as an attorney for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She received her B.A in political science from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul. She currently serves as a board member of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bar Association.
“We are glad to welcome Jessica Kennedy back to MNsure as a board member,” said MNsure CEO Nate Clark. “With her experience in health care policy and disability rights advocacy, Jessica brings both subject matter expertise and a commitment to equity that will help advance our mission of ensuring all Minnesotans have the security of health insurance.”
MNsure board members are appointed by the governor through the state's open appointments process and confirmed by the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services is a standing member. Board members serve staggered four-year terms and are limited to two terms of service. All appointed members must have demonstrated that they do not have conflicts of interest. Additional is available on the MNsure website.
MNsure is Minnesota's health insurance marketplace where individuals and families can shop, compare and choose health insurance coverage that meets their needs. MNsure is the only place you can apply for financial help to lower the cost of your monthly insurance premium and out-of-pocket costs. Most Minnesotans who enroll through MNsure qualify for financial help.