Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance

State Takes Another Crack At Changing Auditor's Title

Oct 16, 2014
Monica Lindeen
Courtesy Monica Lindeen

There may be no more solemn duty in electoral politics than considering a constitutional amendment, and this year Montanans face such a choice. Of course, it’s not every day you modify the constitution to change a name.

If voters approve C-45 on this November’s ballot the title of the Montana State Auditor’s Office will become the Commissioner’s Office of Securities and Insurance.

Yes, that is it.

The number of Montanans applying for health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act continues to climb. Residents signed up for about 4,000 plans on the state’s online Obamacare marketplace in the month of February. That makes nearly 23,000 plans since the marketplace opened last fall.

The rate of signups sits above the national average, according to Mike Dennison with Lee Newspapers.

Montana’s Attorney General announced Friday the proceeds from the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana to a larger, out of state, insurance company will be used to create the “Montana Healthcare Foundation.”