Four Biggest Insurers in Minnesota to Sell Plans on Insurance Exchange

Consumers buying health care coverage this fall on Minnesota’s new insurance exchange likely will have more choices than are currently available, bringing a spark of competition as health reform rolls out in the months ahead.

UCare aims to offer a health plan for individuals for the first time in its history, according to documents filed Friday with the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The state’s other major health plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners and Medica, are also seeking approval from the state to compete on the exchange, known as MNsure, when open enrollment begins Oct. 1.