For several hours this morning MNsure officials recommended that people hold off on trying to establish an account on the new health insurance marketplace. An alert on the MNsure website told people to come back in a few hours.
The alert was gone by noon.
The recommendation stems from a problem with a federal database used to verify identities. The federal system has had ongoing problems since the exchanges opened Tuesday. Processing delays have prevented people from establishing accounts needed to enroll in coverage.