After being exposed, feckless #Anthem backs off greed-driven insurance rate hikes

Feckless, greed-driven insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross agreed to reduce two planned premium increases for 2018 after California regulators questioned the company’s rationale for raising rates by as much as it had initially proposed.

The scaled-back rate hikes, in the individual and small-employer markets, will reduce premiums by $114 million, state officials said.

The California Department of Managed Health Care challenged Anthem’s estimates for future medical costs, in particular its prediction of a 30 percent jump in pharmacy expenses for the individual market — nearly double the estimates of two other big insurers and out of line with industry trends nationally.

They are simply thieves who have been caught red-handed.

Source: Anthem eases up on insurance rate hikes after state’s scrutiny – Daily News


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