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Anthem Blue Cross delays major rate increases
San Francisco Chronicle - Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Staff Writer

Days after national furor erupted over double-digit health insurance rate hikes for about 700,000 Anthem Blue Cross members in California, the insurer announced Saturday that it would delay the increases for two months to allow state regulators to conduct a review. Anthem recently informed customers who buy their own health insurance that they would see an average 25 percent rate increase March 1 – with some premiums rising as much as 39 percent, state officials said.