More than nine thousand Minnesotans are in line for health insurance rebate checks averaging 300 dollars, being sent out as part of the nation's new health care law.
Senator Al Franken touted the give back Monday, which is a result from a provision that requires insurance companies to limit the amount of premium dollars they spend on administrative overhead.
Insurers that don't spend at least 80 percent on actual health care must rebate the difference to customers or employers who contribute to premiums.
The number of recipients is a fraction of the 123-thousand who got checks last year.
Franken says it shows insurers are making strides at containing administrative costs.
Those receiving rebates this year have policies with Preferred One and Connecticut General.