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Blue Shield submits to rate hike delay in California
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Blue Shield of California has joined other health insurers in delaying implementation of new rate hikes for individual policyholders, after initially declining to do so despite a request from the state’s new insurance commissioner.

In a statement Tuesday, the San Francisco-based insurer announced it would delay a March 1 rate hike for 60 days. The premium increase is Blue Shield’s third rate hike for some policyholders since Oct. 1.

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