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Another quarter; another round of rate hikes for California
Old 09-19-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Another quarter; another round of rate hikes for California

Just in time for the last fiscal quarter of the year, California will be seeing another round of rate hikes for individual health insurance premiums.

VendorAverage HikeMaximumAffected Subscribers
Aetna19%30%65,000
Anthem Blue Cross14%20%800,000
Blue Shield19%29%250,000
Health Net16%25%38,000

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Maybe they can chase out of state all the unhealthy people and rates can go back down.
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Have you considered Kaiser? Are their rates competitive?

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Have you considered Kaiser? Are their rates competitive?
I happen to be with Kaiser Northern California now, and am planning on sticking with them. The rates are quite competitive for the various financial options, and the overall quality of service is excellent.

Their July 2010 rate increase averaged around 5.3% for individual and family plans. The year over year increase averaged 12.5% (July 2009 to July 2010).
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Maybe they can chase out of state all the unhealthy people and rates can go back down.
I'm not leaving, LOL.
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Maybe they can chase out of state all the unhealthy people and rates can go back down.
A different kind of "survivor bias"...
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