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MNsure races to get systems ready by Oct. 1

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Developers of the complex computer systems that will power Minnesota's health insurance exchange say one way they're coping with tight deadlines is by deferring some less critical work until after the online marketplace goes live October 1st.

April Todd-Malmlov, executive director of MNsure, says they're delaying the rollout of certain functions so they can focus on the top priority of making sure people can sign up when open enrollment begins.

She says the delayed functions will be added in a series of software upgrades. One example is the ability for an enrollee to update their coverage to reflect a life event such as the birth of a baby, or a marriage, which won't be needed Oct. 1 because coverage doesn't take effect until January 1st.

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