Calif. insurance chief criticizes Anthem rate hike

Associated Press
Calif. insurance chief criticizes Anthem rate hike

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones calls for Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Co., to reduce it's planned rate increase on small group major medical policyholders during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Jones called it "unreasonable, " for the health insurer to raise rates on small group major medical policy holders by as much as 10.6 percent. Anthem Blue Cross spokesman Darrel Ng said the health plan disagreed with Jones figures. Ng said the rate increase with benefit changes will be around 7.5 percent, which is comparable to their competitors. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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