HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut regulators have rejected Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s request for a 20 percent rate increase.

Acting Insurance Commissioner Barbara Spear signed an order Friday rejecting the health insurer’s proposed increase, calling it excessive.

Click here to read the full Insurance Department finding.

About 48,000 individual policy holders would have been affected by the rate increase, which Anthem says is necessary to cover escalating health care costs. Anthem has said its costs are growing by double digits and that the request is in line with its competitors.

Messages for an Anthem spokeswoman were not immediately returned Friday afternoon.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. djazmadz says:

    if rates rise, what about policyholders who are generally less able to pay for these policies? indeed human needs for health are enormous …. and then, whether from the insurance company take advantage of this?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live