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S.F. No. 2540 - MNsure Modifications
Author: Senator Tony Lourey
Prepared By: Katie Cavanor, Senate Counsel (651/296-3801)
Date: March 29, 2016


Section 1 (62V.041) establishes a shared eligibility system that supports the eligibility determinations that use a modified adjusted gross income methodology for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and qualified health plan enrollment.  Requires the steering committee of the shared eligibility system to establish an overall governance structure for the system, including setting goals and priorities, allocating resources, and making major system decisions.  Requires the steering committee to operate under a consensus model and give particular attention to parts of the system with the largest enrollments and the greatest risks.  Requires MN.IT to be responsible for the design, building, maintenance, operation, and upgrade of the information technology for the system.

Section 2 (62V.05, subd. 2) requires MNsure to retain or collect up to 1.5 percent of total premiums for individual and small group market health plans and dental plans sold to Minnesota residents through MNsure and outside of MNsure to fund the operations of MNsure.  (Currently MNsure retains up to 3.5 percent of total premiums for individual and small group market health plans and dental plans sold through MNsure).

Section 3 (62V.05, subd. 7) strikes language requiring MNsure to establish and maintain an agreement with the Commissioner of Human Services for cost allocation and services regarding eligibility, determination, and enrollment.


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