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Calif. official asks Blues to wait on rate hikes
Modern Healthcare

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has asked Blue Shield of California to delay implementation of planned premium rate hikes for individual policyholders of up to 59% so he can review them. Jones is asking for a 60-day reprieve on all rate increases planned so far this year from the San Francisco-based not-for-profit insurer. Some rate increases went into effect Jan. 1, others are slated for March 1. About 200,000 policyholders will be affected.

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