MNsure unaffected by federal exchange problems

The problems that have plagued the federal insurance marketplace in the last two weeks have not affected the system in Minnesota, MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov said Monday.

President Barack Obama took to the White House lawn today to lament the technological problems that have prevented people from enrolling in plans offered through the federal exchanges.

Todd-Malmlov said Minneosta's online insurance marketplace operates separately from the federal exchange.

"We don't have any interaction with that at all, and that's what the president was talking about," she said.

MNsure does gather information about income, identity and citizenship from a separate federal data hub to verify whether someone is eligible for government programs or federal subsidies.

That service wasn't working properly at first and as a result many people had trouble with the state website. But Todd-Malmlov said those issues have largely been resolved.

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