Last week to weigh in on health insurance rate increases
If you want to give the health insurance commissioner a piece of your mind about the latest round of double digit rate requests, you’re running out of time.
June 11th is the last day for sending health insurance commissioner Chris Koller your complaints, suggestions, or whatever about the proposed rate increases.
According to John Cogan, from Koller’s office, only about a handful of people have sent in comments and no one showed up to talk at a recent public meeting.
To review, Blue Cross is asking for a 12.4% increase for employers at small businesses and 13.4% for companies with more than 50 employees. Tufts and United’s requests are similar. United- 15.5% for small, 11.7% for large. Tufts is 12.2% small and 11.6% large.
For more on this annual rate increase ritual, check out my older post here.
Koller is expected to make a decision on the rates by around June 21st. He’ll likely make those decision public by the beginning of July.