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Covered California proposes 5.9% average Sacramento small-biz rate increase
Sacramento Business Journal

Small-business owners in the Sacramento region can expect to see premium increases averaging 5.9 percent in Covered California’s Small Employer Health Options Program next year, exchange officials said Monday. The statewide weighted average is 5.2 percent. Proposed rates have been submitted to state regulators for review and are not final. Among the four health plans that offer coverage in the Sacramento region, proposed rates include a 3.8 percent increase for Kaiser Permanente, 11.6 percent increase for Health Net, 1.7 percent increase for Blue Shield of California and 7.2 percent decrease for Western Health Advantage.