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Jones asks Anthem, Aetna, PacifiCare to delay rate hikes
Sacramento Bee

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sent letters to three other health insurance companies on Tuesday asking the insurers to delay rate increases on thousands of Californians.

The requests to delay the rate hikes by at least 60 days follow a similar request Jones sent last week to Blue Shield of California, which said it would raise rates by as much as 59 percent on nearly 200,000 customers who buy coverage on their own.

On Tuesday, Jones sent letters to Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and PacifiCare, all of whom had recently filed rate-hike notices with the Department of Insurance.