MNsure, the state’s health insurance exchange, is double-checking some applications to see if a glitch on the website might have given incorrect information about federal tax credits or coverage.
The Pioneer Press reports that MNsure is re-running information on at least 30,000 applications to see if they qualify for the Medicaid or MinnesotaCare public health insurance programs.
“It’s possible that in some cases (consumers) were told they were eligible for one program, but the final determination is telling them they’re eligible for a different program,” said Chuck Johnson, deputy commissioner for the state Department of Human Services, which administers the programs.
Also, some might have been told they don’t qualify for tax credits, or were given incorrect estimates for the size of their credits, John Reich, a spokesman for the state health exchange, told the paper.
Officials said the system has been fixed to solve the problem going forward.