Dahms says coops can now offer health insurance to their members

This is the time of year when people have to sign up for next year’s health insurance. This year, the state legislature has changed a few rules to give rural Minnesotans more options.

State Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls said that, starting next month, ag coops will have the option of offering group health insurance plans to their members. Dahms explained how it might work, using Farmward Coop as an example:

Dahms said the United Farmers Coop in Winthrop has been a state leader in the movement to offer group health plans to members:

Dahms said coop members need to check with their specific coops to see if that organization plans to offer group health plans eventually.

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