Ensure access to quality, affordable health care in the commercial market by reducing health care taxes and mandates; expanding product and coverage options for employers and individuals; increasing market competition and stability; encouraging outcome-based payment and delivery reform; and improving consumer engagement and transparency of cost and quality.
2017 LEGISLATIVE RESULTS
We delivered more options for small businesses to provide employee health care coverage.
- Premium relief: Qualifying Minnesotans who buy insurance in individual market will receive 25% reduction in premiums this year.
- Reinsurance: State-based reinsurance program created for individual market, estimated to lower rates by 20% in 2018.
- Self-insurance: Small employers can more easily self-insure like large companies do, giving them more control over costs and more options for plan design.
- Defined contribution: Small employers can help employees buy individual policies with pretax dollars.