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Willmar agency one of 14 to assist with MNsure enrollment

WILLMAR — Health Insurance Services Inc., of Willmar, is one of 14 broker agencies that will provide assistance during the upcoming MNsure open enrollment period.

The broker agencies provide and staff convenient walk-in sites for residents of surrounding communities. Face-to-face assistance from MNsure-certified brokers is available.

Selected sites will combine marketing efforts to encourage Minnesotans to visit the walk-in sites throughout the open enrollment period of Nov. 1, 2018, to Jan. 13, 2019.

Minnesota was one of the first states to pilot a broker enrollment center initiative. Since its initial success, the program has continued to build and establish a network of walk-in centers throughout Minnesota. As a state-based exchange, MNsure has not been affected by recent cuts to federally funded enrollment assistance programs.

During the 2018 open enrollment period, MNsure broker enrollment centers in 78 counties enrolled more than 10,000 Minnesotans into private health insurance plans through MNsure. In addition to the broker enrollment center program, MNsure has about 950 certified brokers across the state who can assist with enrollment through the MNsure marketplace.