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Aetna charging small businesses too much, California commissioner says
Sacramento Bee

With the bruising battle over Proposition 45 behind him, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said Thursday that another health insurer is preparing to charge small businesses “excessive and unreasonable” rates.

Jones’ actuaries determined Aetna Life Insurance Company’s filing for small-group policies – with an average 10.7 percent increase – will affect more than 64,000 people beginning Jan. 1.

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