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Double-digit rate hikes get OK from Moody's

Health insurers in 10 states that reported rate filings have the support of Moody's Investors Services to go forward with double-digit rate hikes in 2015.

Rate review costs insurers $350M in California

California insurers lost $349 million in potential premium dollars in 2011 because of state officials' ability to review insurers' proposed rates, according to a report from the California Public Interest Research Group.

WellPoint, insurers spend millions to stop rate hike justification

Health insurance companies in California spent $13.8 million to defeat a state ballot initiative that would require them to get approval for rate hikes, according to the Consumer Watchdog Campaign.

Maryland AG wants to cap rate hikes till exchanges open

Maryland regulators should place a cap on the amount insurers can increase premiums for plans sold through the state-run health insurance exchange, the attorney general said Tuesday.

Aetna, Blue Shield defy regulators, implement double-digit rate hikes

Aetna and Blue Shield of California have defied state regulators an will proceed with double-digit rate hikes that were deemed unreasonable.

Wellmark's 13% proposed rate faces strong public opposition

Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield wants to raise premiums in Iowa, but the public is strongly urging the state insurance department to deny the rate hike.

Time for California to start a rate hike revolution

It just doesn't stop--insurers continue to increase premium costs at alarming rates (pun definitely intended) and there's not much state or federal officials can do to stop it. The most...

Anthem proposes 18% rate hike to offset expected losses next year

Anthem Blue Cross has proposed an 18 percent rate hike on more than 630,000 individual members in California as the battle regarding state officials' regulatory authority to approve such increases heats up.

Regence refuses to publicly release rate hike documents

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon is refusing to publicly release documents related to its proposed 9.6 percent rate hike affecting more than 52,000 consumers.

Regence 9.6% rate hike not justified, consumer group says

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon hasn't sufficiently justified its need to raise premiums by an average 9.6 percent for individual policies, says a consumer advocacy group.