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MNsure Call Center Open Late as Deadline Nears

Created: 12/31/2013 1:46 PM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Officials of Minnesota's health insurance exchange say their call center is standing ready to help people seeking to beat a deadline for signing up to get coverage before the new year.

Callers to the MNsure call center have struggled with long wait times, but spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough says it's open until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The call center will also be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Day. But Tuesday was the deadline to sign up for coverage that starts Jan. 1.

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12/31/2013 12:19:21 PM (GMT -6:00)