Policyholders Stunned as Anthem Blue Cross Hikes Individual Plan Premiums Up to 39%

Josh Libresco of San Rafael, Calif., got a letter from his health insurance company two weeks ago. When he opened it, he was shocked. His insurance carrier, Anthem Blue Cross of California, had raised his premium by 39 percent -- resulting in a $300 monthly premium increase. The company cited the rising costs of health care as the reason for the increase on individual policy holders. Instead of $858 per month, Libresco, a marketing researcher with a family of four, would now pay $1,192 for his...Full Story
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