My husband, Trevor and I own and operate Jensen Agency, an independent insurance agency in Owatonna. We knew when we left the family farm we would concentrate on farm and commercial coverages but had no idea the impact we would have on our community as health insurance agents. We are the only agency left in our community who will assist with health insurance products on the Minnesota health insurance exchange – MNSure.
As agents we know what it is like to obtain health insurance in the individual market, before, during and after the passage of ACA. We have sat across from families agonizing over how to pay for a plan with very high deductibles and does not include their family physician or clinic. We have sat across from families who are thrilled they finally have access to a plan.
It was not my first try at owning a business. When I first returned home after my divorce, my mom and I strated a personalization studio where we etched and carved on glass and created and applied vinyl graphics. The studio was named Glashutte Zimmer which means Glassworks Room in german. This is why I have advocated for equal pay for equal work as the legislative chair for Minnesota Business Women.
I fight for Mainstreet Businesses because they are fundamental to the success of our local communities. I also fought for changes to the ACA to try to stabilize the individual market by placing our public option, Minnesota Care, on our public exchange.