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  • Anthem Individual Rate Hike July 1, 2011

    Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company (Anthem) has agreed to a request by the California Department of Insurance to modify its pending rate filing, and will move ahead with revised premium increases effective July 1, 2011. 

    They will begin notifying members affected by the July 1 rate change as early as mid-April.  Anthem is doing so following the end of a 60-day postponement requested by the state insurance commissioner.   

    As part of the agreement, they will delay certain benefit changes in our original filing from a July 1, 2011 implementation to a January 1, 2012 implementation. In addition, the average premium increase will be slightly lower, averaging 9.1%, vs. the 9.8% in the company’s original rate filing.  An estimated 80,000 California customers will receive rate decreases per the original filing.

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