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Health insurance rates will get outside look
San Francisco Chronicle

State health regulators will hire outside analysts to review rate increases proposed by the California’s four largest health insurers, the state Department of Insurance announced Wednesday.

Reviews will be conducted on rate filings recently submitted by Blue Shield of California and Aetna, as well as future filings by Anthem Blue Cross and Health Net. Together the four insurers cover 90 percent the California consumers who buy their policies on their own, rather than through a group.