Seven members: According to state law, membership on the board must include representation from outside the seven-county Metro area. One of the six members must have experience representing the needs of vulnerable populations and persons with disabilities. The 2013 board was chosen through the state's open appointments process from a pool of 112 candidates. Board members will serve staggered four-year terms. With the exception of the Commissioner of Human Services, all members are limited to two terms of service.
"Within one year prior to appointment to the board, members cannot have been employed by, be a member of the board of directors, or be a representative of a health carrier, institutional health care provider, or other entity providing health care, navigator, insurance producer, or other entity in the business of selling items or services of significant value to or through MNsure. For purposes of this paragraph, 'health care provider or entity' does not include an academic institution. Members may not currently serve as a lobbyist as defined under section 10A.01, subdivision 21. No board member shall have a spouse who is an executive of a health carrier. Applicants are required to file an Economic Interest Form with the Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board at the time of application. Regardless of whether any of the above limitations are addressed in the Economic Interest Form, applicants must specifically address whether they are in compliance with any of the specific limitations listed above." - from Notice of Vacancies in State Boards, Councils and Committees, March 7, 2016.