Allison O’Toole

CEO
MNsure

Allison O’Toole was promoted from interim to permanent CEO of the MNsure health insurance exchange in November 2015, with the expectation that she could hit the ground running as the exchange struggled with myriad challenges. She’ll be kept plenty busy in the coming year dealing with the loss of Blue Cross Blue Shield from MNsure’s individual policy market and a round of shockingly high premium hikes from the remaining vendors, which prompted Gov. Mark Dayton in October to call the situation a “serious problem” and ponder calling a special legislative session to seek solutions as MNsure’s condition has evolved from serious to critical.