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Experts fear for small-business plans
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North state insurance experts said a planned Anthem Blue Cross rate hike of up to 10 percent or more that came under fire this week primarily will affect individual plans and a limited number of small group plans.

But others cautioned the increase could signal Anthem preparing to leave the small business and individual market entirely.

Among her clients around 5 percent of small-group plans come from Anthem, said Margaret Beck, with Affiliated Benefit Services in Redding.