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MNsure announces broker enrollment centers for 2019

MNsure's broker enrollment center initiative will continue into its fifth year, with 14 broker agencies across Minnesota.

The selected agencies provide and staff convenient walk-in sites for residents of surrounding communities. Face-to-face assistance from MNsure certified brokers is available. Selected sites will combine marketing efforts to encourage Minnesotans to visit the walk-in sites throughout the open enrollment period, Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 13, 2019.

MNsure was one of the first states to pilot a broker enrollment center initiative. Since its initial success, the program has continued to build and establish a first-class network of walk-in centers throughout Minnesota. As a state-based exchange, MNsure has not been affected by recent cuts to federally-funded enrollment assistance programs.

"Our broker enrollment centers have helped thousands of Minnesotans find and understand their coverage," said Acting CEO Nate Clark in a news release. "We are excited to continue this crucial initiative during MNsure's sixth open enrollment period."

The local 2019 area MNsure broker enrollment centers are:

• Wadena Insurance, A Strong Company—Wadena

During the 2018 open enrollment period, 17 MNsure broker enrollment centers, working in 78 counties, enrolled more than 10,000 Minnesotans into private health insurance plans through MNsure. In addition to the broker enrollment center program, MNsure has about 950 certified brokers across the state who can assist with enrollment through the MNsure marketplace.

A record of more than 115,000 Minnesotans have found individual private health coverage through MNsure this year. More information can be found at mnsure.org.