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State regulator slams Aetna’s 21 percent small biz increase
Sacramento Business Journal

The state’s managed-care regulator blasted Aetna on Thursday for a July 1 small-business rate hike of 21 percent. The increase affects about 13,000 members. Shelley Rouillard, director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, said four of the last six rate increases she has found “unreasonable” have been Aetna’s. In the past eight months, Aetna has subjected more than 40 percent of its small business members to unreasonable rate increases, she added.