Blue Shield of California seeks rate hikes of as much as 59% for individuals
By Duke Helfand
Los Angeles Times
January 5, 2011
Another big California health insurer has stunned individual policyholders with huge rate increases — this time it's Blue Shield of California seeking cumulative hikes of as much as 59% for tens of thousands of customers March 1.
Blue Shield's action comes less than a year after Anthem Blue Cross tried and failed to raise rates as much as 39% for about 700,000 California customers...