From the St. Paul Pioneer Press: MNsure wants to spend an additional $12.5 million this year to continue repairs to its website and call center, officials said Wednesday as they unveiled plans for a balanced budget in 2015. Meeting in St. Paul, the health insurance exchange's board approved a $39.8 million budget for next year that will be balanced if the federal government lets MNsure change the timing for when it can spend $5 million in grants. Federal approval is likely, said Scott Leitz, the interim chief executive officer at MNsure, because the state is seeking flexibility -- not more money. But if federal officials object, MNsure will cut spending so it doesn't need more money from the Legislature, Leitz said.
MNsure tapping grants to fix customer services, balance 2015 budget
Thursday, March 13, 2014