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Insurance Department Rejects Anthem Rate Hike, Lowers Others

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Insurance department rejects Anthem rate hike, lowers others

By: Arielle Levin Becker | July 29, 2014

“The department turned down the request by ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. to raise rates by an average of 12.8 percent, but approved a rate hike averaging 3.1 percent.

And regulators will allow HealthyCT to lower its rates by 8.5 percent, slightly less than the company initially proposed.”

This is what is possible when the community becomes engaged and proactive. People attended the hearing and they wrote letters and they called the office of the Insurance Commissioner.  We MUST continue to do this so that the insurance companies do not drain and exploit consumers financially. United Health Care should NOT be allowed into the Marketplace without ironclad rules.  UHC has been unethical and exploitative in how they manage existing Medicare customers. Please read the article linked: http://ctmirror.org/insurance-department-rejects-anthem-rate-hike-l...

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