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Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

Senate race drawing interest; Schweitzer rules himself out

HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.

August 07, 2014 7:07 pm Photos

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'Obamacare' court ruling has no impact on Montana

HELENA — For nearly 31,500 Montanans who bought subsidized health insurance on the new, online “marketplace” this year, Tuesday’s federal appeals court rulings on the issue won’t change anything for now, the state’s top insurance official said.

July 22, 2014 5:33 pmLoading…
State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

State insurance commissioner sends staff to Billings for hail claim help

Anticipating home insurance problems after last May’s hail storm in Billings, Montana’s state insurance commissioner is dispatching claims experts to the city this week to meet with homeowners.

July 07, 2014 3:57 pmLoading…
Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

Lindeen exploring run for secretary of state in 2016

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen confirmed Wednesday that’s she exploring whether to run for Montana secretary of state in 2016 — but said she’s a long way from deciding.

June 26, 2014 5:47 pmLoading…
Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

Booming sound of hail: Businesses keep busy in wake of storm

First came the hailstorm, then the rush to assess the damage — and now for many businesses, the chance to cash in on repairs.

June 22, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Lindeen’s office to examine Obamacare marketplace numbers, impact

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen, whose office regulates insurance, said Thursday the latest enrollment figures for the Affordable Care Act don’t tell the whole story, and that she’ll be taking a closer look.

May 01, 2014 5:57 pmLoading…

Montana foundation to have more than $150M, but still on the hook for old Blue Cross liabilities

HELENA — The foundation funded by the sale of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana to a Chicago insurance giant eventually will have more than $150 million in assets to fund millions of dollars each year in health care programs, officials say.

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Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

Lindeen discusses Affordable Care Act with Obama

HELENA — Meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday, state Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen said she discussed Montana’s collaborative effort to enroll people into health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act before last month’s deadline.

April 17, 2014 6:20 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Made in Montana ideas ensure ACA will work for families

One of my favorite Montana entrepreneurs is Wheat Montana’s Dean Folkvord. I’m not sure whether Dean voted for Barack Obama, but I doubt it. The thing about Dean though is he has a sharp pencil and he does what’s best for his business and his customers. That’s how Wheat Montana blazed the tr…

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Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

Land Board approves Signal Peak coal mine expansion

The Montana Land Board unanimously approved the 7,160-acre expansion of Signal Peak's coal mine on Tuesday, a move adding nine years to the mine's life.

March 18, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…

Blue Cross fined $250,000 for 'market conduct' violations from 2006-2010

HELENA — State Auditor Monica Lindeen announced Thursday that her office levied a $250,000 fine on the “old” pre-merger Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana for market-conduct violations from 2006-2010.

March 13, 2014 9:03 pmLoading…
State officials on tour to promote, demystify health insurance exchange

State officials on tour to promote, demystify health insurance exchange

The only time a hotel clerk has had to tell Anna Whiting Sorrell to keep it down was the night that the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, on Nov. 7, 2009.

February 04, 2014 9:49 pmLoading…
Lindeen sets meetings to answer American Indians' questions on Obamacare

Lindeen sets meetings to answer American Indians' questions on Obamacare

Monica Lindeen, commissioner of Securities and Insurance, is traveling to Indian Country to answer questions from Native Americans about the new health care law this week.

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How many Montanans with canceled policies will pay more? Hard to say — but probably not many

HELENA — How many Montanans whose individual health insurance policies are being canceled because of “Obamacare” will end up paying more for a new policy next year?

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For those with discontinued policies, Obamacare a mixed bag – and a stressful experience

HELENA — For retiree Bruce Smith of Bozeman, the brave new world of “Obamacare” so far hasn’t delivered the affordable health coverage it promised.

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Lindeen: Insurers may extend discontinued policies at current price

HELENA — The state insurance commissioner said Monday that health insurers in Montana can choose to extend 2013 individual and small-group policies that had been canceled because they didn’t comply with new rules under Obamacare.

November 25, 2013 6:30 pmLoading…

Is Obamacare in a death spiral? Too early to say — but it doesn’t look good

HELENA — Seven weeks into the rollout of the Obamacare marketplace and other key elements of the president’s signature health-care law, I think we can all agree: It’s one colossal screw-up by the Obama administration, and could end up sinking the whole law and his presidency.

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1st month: Just 212 Montanans bought a policy on the Obamacare exchange

HELENA — Only 212 Montanans were able to choose a health insurance policy on the “Obamacare” online marketplace during its first month, federal officials reported Wednesday — although nearly 2,700 people completed an application.

November 13, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…

Lindeen admits frustration with ACA glitches

HELENA – State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen told lawmakers Tuesday she’s getting no answers from federal officials on when Montana’s online health insurance “marketplace” will work – and she’s not happy about it.

October 22, 2013 5:20 pm
Montana insurance commissioner on health exchange: 'I told you so'

Montana insurance commissioner on health exchange: 'I told you so'

HELENA — State insurance commissioner Monica Lindeen told lawmakers Tuesday she’s getting no answers from federal officials on when Montana’s online health insurance “marketplace” will work — and she’s not happy about it.

October 22, 2013 3:38 pm Photos

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