MNsure still lacks small business focus

MNsure, the state’s insurance exchange, still lacks a focus on small business. Small Business Minnesota was instrumental in changing the MNsure bill but some of these changes have yet to be implemented. Tell House and Senate health committee members to 1) Ensure that a qualified, knowledgeable small-business advocate is appointed to fill the “small business seat” on the MNsure board, as was the spirit and intent of the law.  2) Implement active purchaser which may be the only way to lower insurance costs for small businesses that through MNsure should gain access to large-group rates.  3) Ask that MNsure reach out to the small business community to build awareness of MNsure’s offerings.