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State insurance commissioner calls 5.2 percent health-care premium increase overly excessive
Los Angeles Daily News

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday chastised Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company for levying a 5.2 percent health premium increase on its small business customers — companies with two to 50 employees.

Jones called the increase, which took effect on Monday, “excessive and unreasonable. “

He made the same claim in January after the company raised rates by 6.5 percent. The increases set rates for 12 months for customers who’s policies renew during each quarter.