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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Consumer groups call for reviews of insurers' rate hikes

The move comes after errors are found in how health insurer Anthem Blue Cross calculated proposed premium increases for policyholders in California.

May 04, 2010|By Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writer

After serious errors led health insurer Anthem Blue Cross to cancel a massive increase in health insurance premiums last week, consumer advocates are calling for a review of pending rate hikes by other big insurers in California.

A prominent healthcare advocacy group urged the state's two insurance regulators Tuesday to seek independent assessments of all increases in premiums for individual policyholders and those who get insurance through small employers.
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