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This data short take provides information on how Minnesota consumers have experienced the individual health insurance market since 2014. Specifically, this short take examines trends in insurer competition, enrollment, premiums and claims costs, and plan benefits both on MNsure (Minnesota’s health exchange) and off-exchange.

This report presents the results of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) work in developing estimates of the health care costs directly associated with selected chronic conditions and smoking. (December 2019)

Chartbook 7: Health Plan Companies (PDF)
July 2019

Section 7: Health Plan Companies – This section presents information on the structure and market share of health plan companies in Minnesota, medical loss ratios, and financial and enrollment summaries for Minnesota’s Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs).

This report presents data on 2017 administrative spending for all health plans (group purchasers) that reported more than $3 million in total health premiums collected from Minnesota residents. Administrative health plan spending is captured in fourteen categories. (June 2019)

Unhealthy Days: A Data Short Take (PDF)
May 2019

This data short take provides information on the average number of unhealthy days Minnesotans reported from 2013 to 2017. Using data from the Minnesota Health Access Survey, results are reported statewide and for select populations.

This issue brief describes geographic variation in rates of premature death that may have been prevented by timely access to health care services between 2011 and 2015. Causes of health that are œ"health care amenable" include those related to diseases such as stroke, heart disease, treatable cancers and other causes that might have been prevented through timely and effective health care treatment.

This Data Short Take provides information on how Minnesota hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers made major spending commitments such as building updates, replacing and adding medical equipment, and technological upgrades such as electronic health records between 2007 and 2016.

This legislative report provides estimates of health care spending for Minnesota residents in 2015 and 2016 and projections of spending between 2017 and 2026. The report also explores the history of health care spending growth, and the availability of evidence-based strategies to constrain the level and growth of spending. Other topics include health care spending by source of funds and categories of service.