MNsure receives $41 million federal grant

By KBJR News 1

MNsure receives $41 million federal grant

October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- To support ongoing operations of Minnesota's insurance exchange, MNsure, received a $41 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Grant funds will be used toward general operations and technology-related costs including security training and system improvements.

It will also fund quality rating systems, consumer satisfaction surveys, and ongoing operations through 2014.

“These funds will allow MNsure to continue to operate and offer Minnesotans high quality health insurance at the lowest rates in the country,” said April Todd-Malmlov, Mnsue’s Exectuive Director said.

Minnesota submitted the grant application, originally for $44 million, in August of 2013.