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Health Insurers Propose Rate Increases For 2015 Coverage

Insurance companies selling health plans next fall for coverage in 2015 are asking state regulators to approve prices that reflect medical-cost inflation, and, in some cases, federal mandates, and expensive drugs to treat Hepatitis C.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut and ConnectiCare are asking for increases. HealthyCT is asking for a price decrease.

Summaries of the proposed rate increases were posted this week on the Connecticut Insurance Department's website. Insurers were required to file 2015 rates by May 31 for review by the department, which could approve, modify or deny them. The insurance plans will be available next fall to customers who buy insurance...