July 15, 2024

Blue Cross Proposed Rate Hike For Individual, Marketplace Health Plans

(westernkansasnews.com) Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has proposed health insurance rate increases for two groups of people next year.




Mary Beth Chambers is Manager of Corporate Communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She identifies why there is a 33-38 percent proposed increase for these plans.

The rates are being reviewed by the Kansas Insurance Department and affect 50-thousand of 700-thousand total members. Chambers does not see that type of hit for people buying their coverage at work.

The final determination on what everyone will pay is being reviewed by the Kansas Insurance Department. A decision is expected by August 26th.

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