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Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota DFLers plan response to Hobby Lobby ruling

July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — Minnesota DFLers unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill that would require most employers’ insurance plans to pick up the tab for employees’ birth control.

During a visit to Duluth on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader…continue reading on dglobe.com

MNsure report finds mixed results

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The second phase of a consultant’s report sends mixed signals about the performance of MNsure’s information technology system.

On one hand, MNsure has been failing to track all the defects with its website, with the new report tal…continue reading on dglobe.com

ND Blues name Huckle as new CEO

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has hired a new president and CEO.

The company’s board of directors unanimously chose Tim Huckle, the company’s chief operating officer, for the job, effective immediately, according to a press rel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blues name Huckle as new CEO

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has hired a new president and CEO.

The company’s board of directors unanimously chose Tim Huckle, the company’s chief operating officer, for the job, effective immediately, according to a press rel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Farmers hit by sticker shock at insurance costs for prevent-plant

July 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — Some farmers in the prairie pothole region are starting to complain about sticker shock from rising rates for prevented-plant crop insurance coverage, says Doug Hagel, outgoing regional director for the U.S. Department of Agricult…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires leader

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has fired its top official.

The insurance giant fired President and Chief Executive Officer Paul von Ebers, the company announced in a statement Monday afternoon. Von Ebers had held the position since 2009. His …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires leader

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Dakota has fired its top official.

The insurance giant fired President and Chief Executive Officer Paul von Ebers, the company announced in a statement Monday afternoon. Von Ebers had held the position since 2009. His …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD gov allows insurers to renew ‘non-compliant’ plans

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will allow insurers to renew existing insurance plans for individuals and small groups, regardless of whether the plans comply with the provisions of the nation’s new health care law.

Daugaa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Slow flood insurance relief pains Aberdeen landlord

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — Despite the passage of a federal policy to ease spikes in flood insurance rates, implementation lag time is leaving at least one South Dakotan in a lurch.

Two of Cory Gollnick’s seven rental properties in Aberde…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com