MNsure Chief Leaving For Think Tank Job
The departure of Scott Leitz was described as a "normal, healthy transition" by the chairman of the state exchange board. Meanwhile, nearly 5,000 Maryland consumers signed up for Obamacare plans during the special enrollment period extended to those who discovered they owed tax penalties as a result of being uninsured.
Minnesota Public Radio:
MNsure Chief Leitz Stepping Down
MNsure's chief executive is quitting the health insurance exchange. Scott Leitz announced his resignation Monday to MNsure's board of directors. Allison O'Toole, the agency's deputy director of external affairs, will take over as MNsure's interim head starting May 22. (Zdechlik, 5/4)
The Baltimore Sun:
4,700 Get Insurance During Special Enrollment In Maryland
More than 4,700 Marylanders signed up for health insurance during a special six-week enrollment period that helped them to avoid a federal tax penalty in 2015. Many of these were people who were surprised to find they had been charged a penalty in 2014 for not signing up for insurance, according to officials who run the online marketplace where people enroll. By the time they found out about the penalty open enrollment had closed. The special enrollment allowed them extra time to get insurance and not face a penalty in 2015. (McDaniels, 5/4)