• Health insurer seeks rate hike
    June 03,2014

    MONTPELIER — Vermont’s largest health insurance provider wants to raise its rates by an average of 9.8 percent for people and small businesses covered through the state’s health benefits exchange, Vermont Health Connect.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont says it’s asking the Green Mountain Care Board to approve the rate increases for 2015.

    Blue Cross covers about 58,000 Vermonters through the health care exchange. Blue Cross has about 200,000 customers in the state. Customers not covered through the exchange are not affected by this increase.

    Blue Cross President Don George says the company recognizes the increase could be difficult for many members covered through the exchange.

    He says the factors driving the rate increase are almost entirely related to federal policy changes and increases in prices paid to medical providers in Vermont.

    MORE IN This Just In
    It will be a busy week in gubernatorial politics with two candidates holding formal campaign... Full Story
    KABUL, Afghanistan Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital... Full Story
    Bombing at Afghan clinic kills at least 19
    Low-income mothers will soon have more choices of food for their families through a pre-exisiting... Full Story
    More Articles
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS