Insure Duluth helps navigate MNsure insurance exchange

By KBJR News 1

October 15, 2013 Updated Oct 15, 2013 at 10:02 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- People unsure about MNsure now have a resource to use to sort out their health care options.

MN-sure is Minnesota's version of the Affordable Health Care Act also known as "Obamacare."

A new group called "Insure Duluth" is ready to lend a hand.

It's a coalition of 16 Northland organizations that will provide MNsure enrollment assistance.

Trained assistants called "navigators" will be located at places like the Duluth Public Library.

Insure Duluth members feel many Northlanders will prefer getting health care insurance advice from a real person rather than a 1-800 phone number.

"People want to go where they already trust for information and by localizing it and not making it feel like a big entity, people can go to the library and it feels really accessible," Elizabeth Olson, of Generations of Healthcare Initiatives said.

Another place to get MNsure advice will be the CHUM Center in Duluth.