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Calif. Blues drops planned rate hike
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Blue Shield of California has withdrawn a premium rate increase for its 340,000 individual policyholders and says it won’t raise rates for the rest of the year. The San Francisco-based not-for-profit insurer has been under scrutiny over the rate hike since January, when incoming California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones asked Blue Shield to delay a planned March rate increase for 60 days. Blue Shield then conducted an independent actuarial review that found the rate hikes to be appropriate.

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