ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota's health insurance exchange has received a $41 million federal government grant to continue the implementation of the MNsure.
The agency announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant on Thursday. MNsure submitted a grant application for $44 million in August of 2013.
MNsure.org is the online marketplace where Minnesotans shop for health insurance coverage. The agency reported last week that more than 3,700 people had already signed up for insurance.
The federal grant will be used for general operations at MNsure, along with IT work, technology costs including security training, consumer satisfaction surveys and other costs.
MNsure enrollment began Oct. 1 and is scheduled to run through next March. Insurance purchased prior to the middle of December will take effect on Jan. 1.
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