Two MNsure board members won't seek second terms

MNsure Board chairperson Brian Beutner and member Thompson Aderinkomi said they will not seek re-appointment when their terms end early next month.

The decisions follow the problem-plagued rollout of MNsure, the agency that runs the state's online health insurance marketplace, in 2013 and legislative proposals to eliminate the agency's board.

Beutner said he's glad to have served on the board, but that it's time for him to get back to his career.

"We've come a long ways from the days where people didn't know where to go to buy health insurance and there was no affordable way to pay for it," he said. "I'm a start-up guy at heart. That's my day job, working with start-ups and helping them get up and running — and that's really what MNsure was all about."

Under current law, the governor is responsible for naming MNsure board members.